[Chtechcomm] Estonia sets shining Wi-Fi example

chtechboard at willraymond.org chtechboard at willraymond.org
Thu Nov 3 10:18:38 EST 2005


A grassroots mesh-based system can be robust but not reliable enough for
first responders.  Of course, after the Katrina mess (where
police/fire/etc. systems in NOLA were trashed and cellphones were
offline), robustness might be in the eye of the beholder.

My thinking is we use WiMAX to ensure quality service to first responders
and to feed the mesh.  We can easily co-exist with the mesh.

Will

> Joel,
>
> Thanks for sending this article. It captures the excitement and energy
> we seem to be lacking.
>
> Two questions for you and/or the other network experts.
>
> 1. If a network starts from the grassroots basis described in this
> article, can that network grow to include municipal services (secured)
> like police, fire and EMS or are those two totally different types of
> networks?
>
> 2. What is the cost, if any, of moving from a grassroots network to a
> more powerful and tightly secured (municipal, corporate) use?
>
> Thanks, Terri
>
> Joel Dunn wrote:
>
>> FYI, an interesting about muncipal wifi in Estonia...
>>
>> *****************************
>> Estonia sets shining Wi-Fi example
>>
>> CNET News.com's John Borland found wireless access across the tiny
>> Baltic country that puts the U.S. to shame....
>>
>> Source:
>> http://news.com.com/Estonia+sets+shining+Wi-Fi+example/2010-7351_3-5924673.html?part=rss&tag=5924673&subj=news
>>
>>
>> --
>> + Joel Dunn
>> + joel at jdunns.com
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