Fab Fi: City In Afghanistan Turns Junk Into High Speed Wireless Network

Fab Fi: City In Afghanistan Turns Junk Into High Speed Wireless Network

MIT, with the help of residents of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, have created a wireless network called Fab Fi out of plastic junk.

Naresh Kumar
  • 9 march 2010

The scientists of MIT’s Bits and Atoms lab are helping people in the city of Jalalabad, Afghanistan to create wireless networks out of everyday junk such as plastic tubs, cans and wires.

The network, named Fab Fi, has put up 25 live nodes in the city, with the locals now having access to a stable internet connection. MIT is also shipping routers to Jalalabad to enable the city to expand its network.

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