Some of the above access initiatives discussed on Access2OER:8 Some Access Initiatives have generated guides on how to do it. On this page we resources which could be packaged in a collection of guides towards access. Each may need to be updated and adapted for any particular situation (after being evaluated for suitability). Also see Access2OER:11 Links for more general links to do with the discussion.
4.1 The project
Access to sufficient Internet bandwidth enables worldwide electronic collaboration, access to informational resources, rapid and effective communication, and grants membership to a global community. Therefore, bandwidth is probably the single most critical resource at the disposal of a modern organisation. The goal of this book is to provide practical information on how to gain the largest possible benefit from your connection to the Internet. By applying the monitoring and optimisation techniques discussed here, the effectiveness of your network can be significantly improved.
We hope that you find these materials and this website useful. Please feel free to contribute your own experiences on the wiki, and help make the next edition even better.
4.2 The printed book
You can order a printed and bound copy of the book from Lulu.com, a print-on-demand service. The PDF will be updated periodically, and ordering from the print-on-demand service ensures that you will always receive the latest revision.
|Quote image||Don't worry about bandwidth! Soon we will all have infinite bandwidth for no cost.|
Heard that before?
In fact it is not true for the majority of the world's population. Many people in remote locations and the developing world do not have fast Internet connections and won't be getting them any time soon.
Wireless networking for the developing world: Spanish, French, Arabic, Italian, and Portuguese versions.