Development and application of computer networks against "Digital Divide"

 

TITLE

Development and application of computer networks against "Digital Divide"

STAFF

A. Pifferi
M. Catricalà
L. Rossi

 

KEYWORDS

Network, Wireless, Internet, Hyperlan

COLLABORATIONS
Provincia di Roma (http://www.provincia.roma.it)
Ente Parco dei Monti Lucretili (http://www.parcolucretili.it)
DESCRIPTION

The Broadband connection has become one of the basic services. The absence of Internet connections implies social discrimination, compared to the territories that have this possibility. This phenomenon is called the "Digital Divide". In Italy Broadband is particularly widespread in highly densely populated areas. In small towns, in the campaigns, especially in the center and south regions, Internet with an acceptable quality of services is widely absent. The IC, using the powerful and advanced network infrastructure of the CNR Research Area of Rome 1, started a project to cover the territory of "Sabina" and the middle valley of the Tevere and Aniene rivers with a wireless "umbrella" using the Hyperlan technology. IC is in pole position for killing the barrier especially to promote the link between research institutions and territory, a requirement for the modernization of enterprises and for the cultural growth of a modern country. In this project are engaged many municipality, Park Authorities, schools, Civil Protection, companies and citizen. Specifics agreements have been submitted with the municipalities who give hospitality to the wireless outside stations to carry out the digital signal on their areas. A particular attention was dedicated to the school starting subproject devoted to increase the diffusion of the modern e-learning technology and multimedia devices connected in a network. At present time some children affected by immunodeficiency diseases take lessons from home with a camera attached to a electronic blackboard into the classroom together with their classmates.

 

Development and application of computer networks against "Digital Divide"

Monte Gennaro (1200 mt s.l.) radio repeater

 

Development and application of computer networks against "Digital Divide"

Torrita Tiberina Access Point

 

CONTACTS


Augusto Pifferi
Email: augusto.pifferiATic.cnr.it
Tel.: 0690672730

 

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