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Green Information Technology by Babak Akhgar, Colin Pattinson, Mohammad Dastbaz

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Chapter 13

Communitywide Area Network and Mobile ISP

Colin Pattinson; Ah-Lian Kor*; Richard Braddock    Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK* Corresponding author: a.kor@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Abstract

Community networks intrinsically rely on being able to deploy large-scale projects with an explicit focus on cost effectiveness. As such, they often leverage not only open source software but also some proprietary solutions that, although closed source, may not command a license fee. This chapter briefly discusses a project addressing a hardware solution integrating several open source software projects into a cohesive structure. The platform, dubbed as a “mobile Internet service provider” is a natural extension of the established wireless Internet ...

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