Monday, 21 April 2014

The State Department is funding mesh networks in Tunisia and Cuba

The Tunisian city of Sayada now has an innovative new mesh network, thanks to a $2.3 million grant from the State Department. Launched in December, the network uses a series of rooftop routers to offer a decentralized alternative to the larger internet, a way for computers to connect locally without reaching the wider web. In the case of severe web blocking, like Tunisians faced in 2011, mesh networks could be the citizens' only means of digital communications.
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