Rural PAWS

Objectives

The objectives of the project are:

  1. To develop and test deployment new access methods/services that would provide commercially viable/lower cost Internet service provision that is acceptable to users in currently ‘hard to reach’ rural areas/communities.
  2. To understand and analyse the technological challenges that need to be overcome to realise a very low cost service.
  3. To evaluate take-up and user perceptions of the service.

The research described here is supported by the award made by the RCUK Digital Economy programme to the dot.rural Digital Economy Hub; award reference: EP/G066051/1.