This man single handedly brought Internet to 60000 Nepali citizens in villages (video)
While Internet is considered a basic requirement in the Western world it is still a far off dream to the millions of people from 3rd world countries. Nepal is one of them. Blessed with one of the best topographies in the world, the high peaks make it difficult for ISPs to cover the far flung areas of Nepal. Poverty is another reason why Internet reach is low in the mountainous areas of Nepal.
However, one man made it a mission to bring Internet to the rural masses of Nepal and he was successful in providing 60,000 Nepalis living in villages.
Meet Mahabir Pun. Fed up with the fact that he had to hike for two days whenever he wanted to check his email, he decided to connect his home town of Nangi to the Internet. This video explains how he did it.
Produced by Clemens Purner, the video describes how Pun struggled, and succeeded, in the face of criticism and lack of hardware to build a wireless network in rural Nepal. In the process, he’s raised the region’s standards of health, education and prosperity—as well as its ability to send email. It’s a wonderful and inspiring video, that’s well worth a watch.
Resource : Gizmodo