PISCES Project Provides Solar Powered Wifi to Remote Islands

The PISCES Project generated a great deal of local interest during the hands-on workshop the team carried out at the University of Guam. We made the evening news!!!

Reposted from Guam’s ABC 7 News:

Guam – The remote island of Udot, Chuuk will soon be connected to the world-wide-web through the help of the Pacific Island Schools Connectivity, Education and Solar (PISCES) Project.

An international team of technology experts was on Guam this week to provide training in deploying the technology. Participants recieved hands on training to learn how to set up solar powered long-distance wireless connectivity so that it can be used to connect other remote islands in Micronesia.

The PISCES team will also bring a Solar-Computer-Lab-in-a-Box to Udot that will be used for primary and secondary school children.  The box contains solar panels, laptops, and a charge controller.  The box also folds out into a table to hold the laptops.
The project is funded by Google, the Pacific Telecommunications Council and the Internet Society.

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About ljhosman

Laura Hosman is Assistant Professor at Arizona State University. She holds a dual position in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and in The Polytechnic School.
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2 Responses to PISCES Project Provides Solar Powered Wifi to Remote Islands

  1. kevix says:

    great to see this work continuing

  2. I am happy to see that this project is still coming along. Solar powered technologies are the best thing we can give to foreign countries if we don’t want to go through a hell of a lot of work. Besides, this is cheaper anyway.

    -Sharone Tal

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