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Re: [SLUG] 500 node mesh network for Parramatta
- To: Richard Hayes <nada@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] 500 node mesh network for Parramatta
- From: Adrian Chadd <adrian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 09:30:49 +0800
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Speak to a lawyer and find out what the telco licence requirements are?
On Fri, Jun 11, 2010, Richard Hayes wrote:
> Dear list.
> Parramatta council is keen on e-government (Don't laugh they are willing
> to spend money to do it) and minimising the Digital Divide.
> So, I am proposing to create a Mesh for disadvantaged people.
> Optus is offering to pay for a number of DSL connection into the mesh
> but volunteers would design and build the network.
> Customers would pay a small fee maybe $10-15 per month to get a
> computer, printer and 1Mb wireless connection.
> I think a group of the usual suspects, SLUG, Sydney Wireless, Computer
> Bank etc with some funding from Parramatta could build a 500 node MAN
> covering lots of Parramatta and give access to many disadvantaged groups.
> Hardware: Donated WRT54s or Refurbished PCs with Linux
> Cheap wireless cards with large antenna (7db gain) or Cantenna??
> The Council is keen and willing to spend some money but it needs
> technical help from geeks.
> Any thoughts / suggestions??
> Richard Hayes
> 0414 618 425
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