Rural Virginians to benefit from solar-powered Wi-Fi pilot

02/6/2014 |

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities and Gamewood Technologies -- a wireless Internet service provider -- will pilot a low-power, environmentally sustainable Wi-Fi network in Halifax, Va., under an agreement with Indian telecom Vihaan Networks. Vihaan's WorldGSM network -- which has been used in India and Kenya -- relies on base stations powered by solar photovoltaic panels to expand broadband access to rural communities.

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