Viral BroadBand


Broadband architecture is optimized for asymmetric, client-server computing applications. While ample downstream capacity is offered to subscribers, the upstream capacity is limited. As a result, emerging peer-to-peer and dynamic applications cannot easily reach residential end-users; innovation is limited in the edge of the network. The objective of the Viral Broadband project is to build a viral network that compliments existing broadband infrastructure in order to provide symmetric networking capabilities. We experiment with parasitic wireless network infrastructure deployed from the bottom up by end users.