[Sugar-devel] NPR story on OLPC in Peru

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Sat Oct 13 23:37:58 EDT 2012

On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 6:48 PM, Alexandro Colorado <jza at oooes.org> wrote:
> On 10/13/12, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Alexandro,
>> I think you are grossly underestimating the connectivity problem in Peru.
> Yes maybe, but I understand most educational systems dont have enough
> budget to acquire connectivity so getting connectivity from other
> sources like public buildings, libraries, will allow other resource to
> come through without needing to be funded by the educational budget.

I don't know where you get the idea that there are public building,
libraries, etc. in these rural communities. There is no infrastructure
and often no electricity.

> Now if we are talking about, the whole town not having ways on
> connecting, then the next option would be looking for alternative
> sources, in Mexico they used Satelite modems.
> http://www.scribd.com/doc/10324524/Capacitacion-Para-Maestros-Uso-Del-Aula-Enciclomedia#page=15
> But other mediums like DSL modems attached to a wifi router will be
> able to get some basic Internet for HTML/images, IRC, etc. The big
> question is about the level of connectivity for copper phone lines.
>> regards.
>> -walter
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Walter Bender
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