Here comes the WiFi bus

Rural villages in various third world countries will soon be able to experience the wonders of WiFi connectivity thanks to WiFi-equipped buses, bridging the digital divide. Known as the United Villages project, both buses and a fleet of motorcycles will be used to carry a small box with an antenna to bring the wonders of the Internet to rural areas since laying fibers and copper cables are just way too expensive. These vehicles also act as portable email carriers since they are capable of delivering and collecting emails from villagers. Not all information on the Internet can be accessed though, as the bus will need to return to the city and update its information archives before heading out once again. This is a pretty neat concept and will help boost the economy in various methods.

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