What do you get when a non-profit company slaps a wireless router inside a casing that plugs into a wall? Plug and play WiFi anyone? Netequality’s new box is designed for low-income families who can’t afford the internet. It works by integrating a Meraki wireless mesh router into an easier installation medium that costs just $79 and plugging DSL or Cable internet into one of the boxes. Once one box has an Internet connection, up to four other boxes can leech off that single connection before another uplink is needed.
This sounds like the best way hands down to get an Internet connection into remote areas and low-income families’ homes. Looking to start a similar project in your community? Head on over to Netequality’s website for more info.
Really Plug and play WiFi [Giga Om]