This rag-tag group of DIYers has an answer for rural Pennsylvania’s internet problem
The Rural Broadband Cooperative is a group with a goal of bringing high-speed internet to a sparsely populated area about halfway between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. In their part of rural Huntingdon County, access to high-speed internet was mostly limited, expensive and unreliable. The cooperative turned to fixed wireless broadband. Different from DSL or satellite services, fixed wireless broadband taps into an existing underground fibre optic network nearby and turns that into a radio signal. Compared to building expensive infrastructure like telephone or cable lines, this is much cheaper. From a radio tower, the cooperative relays the internet to users who have radio receivers at home. They connect that signal to a router, and voilà: high-speed internet.
This rag-tag group of DIYers has an answer for rural Pa.’s internet problem