Wi-Fi Lifeline For Yak Farmers In Nepal

Yak farmers in the mountains of Nepal are using wireless internet technology to keep in touch with their families. They are taking advantage of a wi-fi network set up in a remote region of the mountain kingdom where there are no phones or other means of communication. It is the result of a campaign led by local teacher Mahabir Pun, and backed by volunteers and donations, to bring the internet to an isolated part of the world. So far, the Nepal Wireless Networking project has hooked up five villages in the area using wireless technology — via BoingBoing

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