On September 1, 2003 FMS launched "Internet Village Motoman"
for 15 solar-powered village schools, telemedicine clinics, and the
governor's office in a remote province of Cambodia using 5 Honda motorcycles
equipped with FMS Mobile Access Points (press
release) and a 256 Kb/s Satellite uplink. Each
of the schools can send and receive email and also browse the Internet
using a non-real-time search engine. The network was implemented within
one month by a team of three (adjacent) at a cost of approximately $500
per village. The project was implemented for American Assistance for
Cambodia, which operates 225
rural schools throughout Cambodia with funding from private donors
and the World Bank. Click here for a Web
photo gallery of the project and visit www.ratanakiri.com
to interact with the schools.