Yet another reason to get angry with Bill...
vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr
Sun Mar 19 05:51:41 GMT 2006
On Sun, 2006-03-19 at 16:37 +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> >....where I live there isn't even support for ADSL or 3G, no matter how hard you look.
> IP over railway tracks
Hey never heard of that , sounds cool :o)))
> and IP over power
Ah, I heard of an experiment about this in Germany, heard a word about
it for France as well.... a year ago, but never heard again about either
the German of French experiments of potential commercial offers
In the meantime, what many rural areas do to bring broadband to all the
small villages, is to use a super powerful wifi transmitter (I think
they call it "Wifi max" or something), that can cover IIRC a radius of
something like 15 or 30 kms. This way they only have to connect a single
point (the wifi antenna) to broadband, whic they can do with a satellite
dish or whatever they fits best.
Other villages just use an optical fiber and to save money, they use the
existing power network: they just wrap the fiber around the electrical
cables !! :o) Then when the cables reach the village/transformer, they
just separate the fiber from the electrical wires, and connect it to
their local network.
I think basically broadband wise... where there is a will, there is a
way !! :o)
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