As a society, we’ve become spoiled with free wi-fi. It’s seemingly everywhere. Today, there are millions
of hotspots all over the world, and the number is growing. In fact, many DSL, cable, and Fiber ISPs are
either implementing or considering implementing duel-function routers, which will basically turn
neighborhoods into giant free wi-fi hotspots.
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But, what’s more amazing are the epic wi-fi hotspots that exist in the most remote of places. Take the
moon, for example. Yes, the moon. The MIT/NASA Lunar Laser Communication Team has put together
an amazing piece of tech that can transfer data between the Earth and the moon at a stunning speed.
The International Space Station also has Internet access, as do many commercial airlines. In India, the
most epic use of wi-fi is on the country’s highest mountain – Gujarat. Even the smallest village, Sarahan,
has wi-fi in the middle of the desert. This is amazing considering that it didn’t even have electricity until
Thinking of climbing Mt Everest? Now you can tweet at the top because the tallest peak is wi-fi enabled.
Soon, we might be able to email Santa Claus seeing as Intel decided to set up a wi-fi hotspot at the
North Pole, one of the coldest places on Earth. Because there’s no way to string wires across and
underneath the ice, across the ocean or the frozen tundra, the network connects to satellite. Then, a
wireless local area network connection is set up using Intel’s Centrino mobile technology.
While many of these setups seem unusual and “out there,” even extreme, the technology behind them
is amazing, if not miraculous. A more connected world could mean that remote places aren’t so remote
anymore. Even the highest mountains, deepest oceans, and space itself is accessible to the average
person. Here’s how they made it happen.