Talk:Wikimania 2016 bids/Esino Lario/Connectivity

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Latest comment: 9 years ago by Nemo bis in topic Updates May 2015

Improvement of the technical project[edit]

Proposals collected at Wikimedia Italia general assembly

  • (Wireless) Distribution of Internet service across computer networks. Increase the number from 22 to 80 (25 devices for access point - form 2'000 devices)
  • Switch managed (L2)

--iopensa (talk) 13:06, 5 April 2014 (UTC).Reply

I've asked WMIT member Heike to comment on this proposal here on wiki, because he is a sysadmin for work and after the assembly he had a very knowledgeable talk on the topic with the proposer of what above. --Nemo 08:29, 7 April 2014 (UTC)Reply
Thanks Nemo, Heike and Fabex (the comments are his comments)! great to have some further check. --iopensa (talk) 13:15, 7 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

Updates May 2015[edit]

Please note that the description page about connectivity in Esino Lario is not at the moment updated. In May 2015 – during the Wikimedia Foundation site visit – we had a technical site visit by the company NGI (the company managing the Internet wifi service eolo) which has manifested the interest of signing a partnership agreement to provide connectivity to Wikimania as a technical support and has reported after the site visit that the connectivity is feasible (we are heading for the standard the Barbican centre in London provided at Wikimania 2014). With the Italian Digital Agenda and a lively debate about the necessity of increasing connectivity in Italy (connected to the current investments planned by the State), Esino Lario does represent a symbol of connectivity in remote areas and a symbol of the advantages of connectivity. We really need to thank Federico Ascari who has been fantastic in this months in fostering and facilitating contacts with Telecom Italia (we also had an incredible meeting with a technical staff member of the company – a legend! – who manages connectivity for the Pope - which means 100.000 people sending sms and videos through the Internet) and it is great to benefit from the interest and support of NGI (with an astonishing expertise in connectivity in remote areas and complex situations). We will update the page as soon as we reset the plan. --iopensa (talk) 07:40, 14 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

A casual observation from a non-expert: I was impressed by the extremely low latency which we had in he school's wifi, using Eolo network. Only 20 ms or so to google.it, like a fiber connection in Milan or even less. :) --Nemo 10:41, 14 May 2015 (UTC)Reply