[NA-Discuss] DIY Broadband- High Speed solutions for remote areas
gbruen at knujon.com
Mon Feb 18 14:46:01 UTC 2013
On the last call there was some discussion about slow speeds in Canada
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[mailto:na-discuss-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] On Behalf Of Joly MacFie
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2013 7:16 PM
To: Glenn McKnight
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Subject: Re: [NA-Discuss] DIY Broadband- High Speed solutions for remote
And this relates to NARALO, how?
On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 5:29 PM, Glenn McKnight <glenn.mcknight at ieee.org>
> In a fast-moving world, people from all over have demanded faster
> Internet speeds. But when you live out in the middle of nowhere, you
> can feel like you're in the Internet slow lane because broadband just
> Residents of England's rural Lancashire decided that enough was enough
> with their slow, limited connections. They came to the conclusion that
> no major supplier would be out their way anytime soon, the BBC
> Broadband companies said it would be too expensive to wire up the
> sparsely populated area.
> So Lancashire residents took matters into their own hands and
> createdB4RN<http://b4rn.org.uk/> (pronounced
> "barn") - Broadband for the Rural North.
> [image: In much of America, the availability of online video is often
> frustrated by slow broadband speeds. In this 2011 photo, Valerie Houde
> waits for a dial-up Internet connection in East Burke,
> All Tech Considered
> TV Online Often Exposes Slow
> [image: Broadband Internet access at
> All Tech Considered
> High-Speed Internet In Your
> Funded and operated by volunteers in the community, B4RN digs trenches
> to lay the fiber optic wires necessary to connect the residents to
> super-high-speed Internet for less than $50 per month.
> A few locals have already been hooked up to the local network and
> their once ancient and tired computers are catching up with the times.
> Resident Harry Ball tells the BBC he's thrilled to be getting download
> speeds of 500 Mbps. "That's fabulous, isn't it?" he says.
> By comparison, the average U.S. Internet connection speed is a pokey
> 7.2 Mbps and the U.K. average is 6.3 Mbps, according to
> But both lag behind South Korea, which averages 14.7 Mbps (with
> average peaks of 48.8 Mbps).
> Watch the BBC's report <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21455795>.
> Glenn McKnight, B.A, M.A
> Chair: Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities(FBSC) IEEE HIC
> Committee Member IEEE PES CSI Committee Member ICANN NARALO Member
> Oshawa, Ontario Canada glenn.mcknight at ieee.org
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