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.