Updated: 5/16/2006; 4:28:12 PM.

Digital Development
Communications and info tech in developing countries, especially wireless broadband and high-value applications

daily link  Saturday, January 22, 2005

CMU project envisions computers even the poorest Third World farmer could use: Further coverage of Raj Reddy's project.  "Sometime next year, Reddy plans to begin field tests in India, China and Africa of a device he calls the PCtvt ---- a combination personal computer, television, video recorder and telephone that wirelessly connects with the Internet. It all comes at a projected cost of $250 apiece. ..

These computers, in turn, would link up with an ultra-low-cost broadband technology being developed at the University of California, Berkeley. The goal, said A. Richard Newton, dean of Berkeley's College of Engineering, is an antenna, power supply and other equipment necessary to provide wireless Internet access for a village for about $500. ..

At Berkeley, the initiative is called Information and Communication Technology for Billions, or ICT4B. The National Science Foundation has provided Berkeley with $3 million to help develop low-cost broadband networks."

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