28 Dec '11, 5pm

Shipping Containers BecomeSolar-Powered Internet Hubs in Rural Africa

Shipping Containers BecomeSolar-Powered Internet Hubs in Rural Africa

From helping farmers to market their crops and communicate with veterinarians, to helping nursing students keep up to date with the latest research, access to the internet is providing rural Africans with the resources they need to keep their communities viable and slow the push of urbanization. Having seen how access to the internet had help support farmers, students and community institutions in the Zambian village of Macha, Computer Aid is now looking at how to bring that access to other communities that do not have the infrastructural benefits that Macha enjoys. (Macha was the location of a research station and Christian mission that facilitated the building of satellite internet.)

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/solar-powered-...

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