Tuesday, August 5, 2008


This is a personal project of Dr. Vint Cerf, co-founder of the internet, undertaken with the Network Resources Start-up Center (NSRC) at the University of Oregon and Gnuveau Networks in Florida. Basically this is a solar-powered “Internet CafĂ©” that can be shipped in three large DHL boxes and set up to operate as a business in developing countries where power is often uncertain and Internet connectivity may require satellite access.

The system provides local wireless Internet access, a number of user stations with terminals, satellite ground station if needed, open source software to avoid licensing issues, many Internet applications including Voice-over-IP, email, web browsing, instant messaging, and so on. One unit has been delivered to Nigeria and another is slated for shipment to Kenya.
Point of Contact: Vint Cerf

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