Monday, July 28, 2014

VIDEO: PISCES Project Provides Solar Powered Wifi to Remote Islands

Guam News - Guam News

Guam - The remote island of Udot, Chuuk will soon be connected to the world-wide-web through the help of the Pacific Island Schools Connectivity, Education and Solar (PISCES) Project.

An international team of technology experts was on Guam this week to provide training in deploying the technology. Participants recieved hands on training to learn how to set up solar powered long-distance wireless connectivity so that it can be used to connect other remote islands in Micronesia.

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The PISCES team will also bring a Solar-Computer-Lab-in-a-Box to Udot that will be used for primary and secondary school children.  The box contains solar panels, laptops, and a charge controller.  The box also folds out into a table to hold the laptops.


The project is funded by Google, the Pacific Telecommunications Council and the Internet Society. 

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