Internet Work-Around for Egypt and Others

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The situation in Egypt inspired much discussion about work-around for situations when the government (or Internet Service Providers) wants to shut down the Internet. Here are some of the suggestions made in relation to Egypt.

1) Toll-free international dial-up lines as well as free local access numbers to international dial-up.

2) Ship in (this should be a global program) solar-powered Internet nodes, creating a mesh network

3) Drop in Wi-Max hubs with satellite connections (no cost to end-users)

4) Put SMS gateways on all hubs

5) Free cell phones with SMS capability to any who need one (or an unregistered unlocked one)

6) Support the Google-Twitter voice into twitter initiative

7) Explore and test microwave and vsat options

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Two Media Articles on Egypt Work-Arounds