Amherst Community Wireless
Together with the Town of Amherst, we had put up 15 802.11 Access Points in downtown Amherst.
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The deployment was funded by $85k from DARPA and $15k from the NSF, which are portions of our research grants.
A PDF document is available that explains the benefits to the town, the public, and to our research on mobile systems.
This project has been covered in the press in several articles. Unfortunately, the articles tend to not profile our students! Please check out our list of students who have worked on the project.
- - (11/16/06) Communicating even when the network's down --- Researchers seek disruption-tolerant nets (John Cox, Network World)
- - (6/20/06) Clicks heard 'round a town - Amherst's goal: wireless downtown (Kristin Palpini and Rachael Hanley, Hampshire Daily Gazette)
- - (6/20/06) Profs tap bus runs to create moving wireless networks (Rachael Hanley, Hampshire Daily Gazette)
- - (6/17/06) Our Unwired World - More and more, Valley Internet users get the connection - without fees or wires (Kristin Palpini and Rachael Hanley, Hampshire Daily Gazette)
- - (5/10/06) Students & Turtles Mesh (Richard Martin, Unstrung.com)
- - (4/15/06) UMass profs reduce wireless Internet plan (Mary Carey, Hampshire Daily Gazette)
- - (3/14/06) Amherst OKs wireless plan - UMass profs will seek grants to create free Internet access (Mary Carey, Hampshire Daily Gazette)
- - (3/9/06) Free wireless for Amherst? - UMass profs seek OK; board notes defense ties (Mary Carey, Hampshire Daily Gazette)
- - (3/13/06) Amherst, MA May Approve Wireless Internet Proposal (Dan Bobkoff, WAMC radio)