Issue No. 01 - January (2004 vol. 37)
Alex (Sandy) Pentland , MIT Media Laboratory
Richard Fletcher , First Mile Solutions
Amir Hasson , First Mile Solutions
<p>What is the basis for a progressive, market-driven migration from e-governance to universal broadband connectivity that local users will pay for?</p><p>DakNet, an ad hoc network that uses wireless technology to provide asynchronous digital connectivity, is evidence that the marriage of wireless and asynchronous service may indeed be the beginning of a road to universal broadband connectivity. DakNet has been successfully deployed in remote parts of both India and Cambodia at a cost two orders of magnitude less than that of traditional landline solutions.</p>
A. Hasson, A. (. Pentland and R. Fletcher, "DakNet: Rethinking Connectivity in Developing Nations," in Computer, vol. 37, no. , pp. 78-83, 2004.