Light up the digital divide: Wits project aims to provide internet to needy

The university is developing a system it hopes will connect those in poor communities to high-speed internet

08 December 2021 - 19:51

Imagine being able to donate some of your data to a school or household in an informal settlement or community nearby.

A two-year project spearheaded by a lecturer at Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is attempting to accomplish just that by engineering a low-cost device to connect informal settlements to high-speed internet using fibre connections from households and businesses. ..

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