Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Wireless Internet Service Providers Association - WISPA + Katrina

Met some very interesting folks today, associated with the Wireless Internet business. They're at wispa.org. Also found a neat piece there regarding Katrina, reading in part:

Responding to this need, dozens of rural WISPs have poured into rural Louisiana to help out. As of midday Thursday (right after Katrina hit), WISPs were providing service to more than 1,100 evacuees.

The article has interesting links to more background....

I live in a part of the world where the "big one" is an earthquake on the New Madrid Fault Zone. Reliable wireless sounds pretty good to me.

Its interesting how good people with good tech can form rapidly around a problem.

I had written about the Hurricane Wiki on 23 September 05, which used Google Maps in a similar vein of "good deeds".

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