Just back from Samoa where I’ve had an extremely useful time interacting with people from all over the Pacific at the PacINET conference in Apia.
Yesterday afternoon, before I left, I had the opportunity to travel by boat to the small island of Manono which lies between the main islands of Upolo and Savai’i. A small group of conference delegates made the trip to participate in the initial setting up and trialling of a receiver on the island to bring internet connectivity to a small school there. The photo above shows me adjusting the receivers – these are made in New Zealand by Waikato University.
The photograph below shows me with the receiver, and in the distance is the volcanic peak at the Western end of Upolo where the signal is being received from.