[Freedombox-discuss] Low Cost Community Wi-Fi Networks

Bhuvan Krishna bhuvan at swecha.net
Thu Mar 2 11:45:18 UTC 2017

Hey Jonas,

Thanks! good to talk to you after a long time ;) , and yes there are
other installations done by Swecha. This deployment in a village which
was more inspiring than other installations and gave lot of inputs on
how to improve and take forward FreedomBox.



On Thursday 02 March 2017 04:03 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Quoting Sunil Mohan Adapa (2017-03-01 16:28:36)
>> I recently had an opportunity to work with an team on setting up a low 
>> cost community Wi-Fi network in a village nearby here in India.  I 
>> wrote an article about it.  It is attached.
> Congratulations!
> Is this the first deployment in collaboration with Swecha?
> I ask partly from personal curiosity: I recall that during Siri's and my 
> visit in 2015 we visited a nearby village, and stood on the roof of a 
> school checking line of site for setup of an antenna there.  I wonder if 
> that project was deployed too, or am delayed, or perhaps cancelled.  But 
> perhaps Swecha knows better than you?
We are still working on it.
> I notice in your text that an Olimex board was used.  Cool!
> As I understand, there are few if any distributors of Olimex boards in 
> India - I imagine that making some noise about this succesful deployment 
> might help raise awarenes of the boards to encourage distributors to put 
> those boards on the shelves: Is your report on a website somewhere?  One 
> way to make noise is to pass a web page (preferrably easy consumable 
> with a few pictures) to Olimex, to encourage them re-posting on their 
> blog.
We will update the same in Swecha website soon. Thanks for the suggestion.
>  - Jonas
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