Internet in a suitcase

The U.S. government is helping create parallel internets and cell phone networks in countries where the government is suppressing free communications between their citizens. The idea makes sense and is, "pretty cool":

"The effort includes secretive projects to create independent cellphone networks inside foreign countries, as well as one operation out of a spy novel in a fifth-floor shop on L Street in Washington, where a group of young entrepreneurs who look as if they could be in a garage band are fitting deceptively innocent-looking hardware into a prototype “Internet in a suitcase.” (from The New York Times)

Read more about it in the New York Times: US Underwrites Detour Around Sensors.
Posted on June 14, 2011 and filed under Life.