A federally-funded project focused on connectivity for rural areas will be a featured topic at the 2021 IAMU Municipal Broadband Conference on October 20 and 21, 2021 in Johnston, Iowa.
ARAarawireless.org is an at-scale platform for advanced wireless research to be deployed across the Iowa State University (ISU) campus, City of Ames (where ISU resides), and surrounding research and producer farms as well as rural communities in central Iowa, spanning a rural area with diameter over 60km. It serves as a wireless living lab for smart and connected rural communities, enabling the research and development of rural-focused wireless technologies that provide affordable, high-capacity connectivity to rural communities and industries such as agriculture.
Principal investigator for the project, ISU Professor Hongwei Zhang, will be the keynote speaker during lunch on October 20th. Professor Zhang will outline the research project and discuss how the lessons learned might be used to bring better broadband to rural areas.
ARA is part of the National Science Foundation Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program.
Registration is open for the 2021 IAMU Broadband Conference. IAMU would like to thank the Presenting Sponsor for the show, Power and Tel. Other sponsors and exhibitors that have already signed up for the vendor show on. October 20th include:
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