Sri Lanka's first outdoor wireless computer network is now up and running. Surprisingly, it is not in Colombo.
It was installed in Mahavilachchiya, a little known village, 40 km from the nearest town Anuradhapura, and surrounded three sides by the Vilpattu jungle. Mesh networking comprises of a series of smart digital routers (Meshboxes) that are designed to carry high performance wireless Internet over a wide area using infrared or radio waves. English teacher Nandasiri Wanninayaka is the mastermind of the internet model village. 300 more remote village are planned to launch a similar project.The photos are published in Ubuntu Magazine and Enorm Economy Magazine.
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