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FabFi, a Project to Connect People to the Intertubes With Real, Actual Tubes

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 21 2011

Writing for Fast Company, Neal Ungerleider writes about FabFi, a project to build wireless ethernet networks with nodes made of trash and salvage:

Residents can build a FabFi node out of approximately $60 worth of everyday items such as boards, wires, plastic tubs and cans that will serve a whole community at once. While it sounds like science fiction, FabFi could have important ramifications for entire swaths of the world that lack conventional broadband.