Mobile Mesh Technology

Description

The Truth & Reconciliation Commission outlined goals of self-governance, improved education and health, preservation of language and culture, and technical equity, but many remote Indigenous communities have limited access to Internet services leaving them disadvantaged for knowledge access and sharing. Soon, the 300 community members of Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, Labrador will benefit from a pilot mobile mesh network that uses existing local Bluetooth, WiFi and Wifi direct enabled mobile technologies to improve the community’s ability to access and share digital resources from each other and leverage enhanced connectivity. This is a partnership between the University Of Guelph School Of Computer Science and Dr. Daniel Gillis who has spent several years working with this community, and Left.io led by Dr. Jason Ernst, an expert and pioneer in mesh technology research. 

  • Organization

    University of Guelph School of Computer Science

  • Project Type

    Infrastructure

  • Funding Year

    2017

  • Province or Territory

    Ontario

  • Geographic Reach

    Local