Yoda: DIY OpenBTS Phone & Internet

BTS (Base Transciever Station)
Got Crowd? BE the Force!
Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Kill Dead Zones With This Small Box

DIY phone and internet service for rural areas

Kurtis Heimerl enables entrepreneurs to build their own wireless net­works. A postdoctoral student at the University of California at Berkeley, Heimerl packed a Linux computer, a 900 MHz power amplifier, and a 2G cellular-network antenna into a microwave-size box called Endaga CCN1. It costs a relatively modest sum of $6,000 and is simple to set up: Plug in power and Internet, mount the unit to a tree or pole, and voilà: connection. Endaga can connect up to 1,000 people within a six-mile radius.

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