Solar energy helps African village connect to the Internet for almost nothing

While new telecommunications has brought on much positive change in rural South Africa, the cost of data and airtime for these are amongst the highest in the world. One survey found that people spend up to 22% of their total income on telecommunications. That’s why a team of researchers have worked with residents of small remote villages to develop a solar powered wireless community network. See here how this truly sustainable community project made data costs forty times cheaper for locals.

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Solar energy helps African village connect to the Internet for almost nothing

While new telecommunications has brought on much positive change in rural South Africa, the cost of data and airtime for these are amongst the highest in the world. One survey found that people spend up to 22% of their total income on telecommunications. That’s why a team of researchers have worked with residents of small remote villages to develop a solar powered wireless community network. See here how this truly sustainable community project made data costs forty times cheaper for locals.

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