[e2e] Free Internet & IPv6

Neil Davies neil.davies at pnsol.com
Wed Sep 19 00:48:41 PDT 2012


Interesting read.

As someone who has trailed several of those approaches in real life (sharing with ad-hoc wireless, access to "scavenger" traffic etc) and runs a not-for-profit local community internet where I live - I applaud the sentiment.

However, and there is always a gotcha, they don't really work or scale - mainly because of the human element, and the nature of opportunity cost….

I won't bore the rest of the list, but get in touch directly if you want to discuss more.



On 19 Sep 2012, at 07:11, Arjuna Sathiaseelan <arjuna.sathiaseelan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Fred,
> It will be interesting to see this tech report Jon and I wrote
> sometime ago: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/techreports/UCAM-CL-TR-814.pdf
> I like this acronym :)
> Incidentally, there is support for some of these ideas atleast in the
> UK which has/is investing heavily in solving the issues related to
> digital divide & its implications on the Digital Economy..
> just for info  - the research councils UK (RCUK) has recently funded
> us to pursue some of the ideas related
> to Free Internet access via WiFi crowdsharing (which has a major
> network operator and local govt support)..So who knows there may be
> free lunch for all (atleast a starter :) )
> -- 
> Regards
> Arjuna
> http://about.me/arjuna.sathiaseelan

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