A fine fig preserve made from our figs this spring in the kitchen of Kingston Farm by Carla.
Bathurst has had terrible Internet for many years now. If you are lucky you are able to get an ADSL line and generally it works well. You might even have 3G reception. But a new wifi service is being installed that has been worked on for the last 12 months. It has successfully connected up a few farms, a guest house and a pub in the local western area of Bathurst.
Currently high sites are going up on the eastern side of Bathurst and providing highspeed internet directly to an upstream provider in Port Elizabeth. In total three major nodes are installed and a fourth will be setup in the next couple weeks to cover a larger area and interconnect the current high-sites.
The possibilities once we have support, so a community effort is require to make this a success.If you are a guest house, farm, business or a family home, we can provide a hotspot system, free or paid for wifi for customers, family and friends.
Planning and progress is being happening and a couple companies and private individuals are putting this together. If you are located in the Bathurst, Martindale, Trappes Valley,Waters Meeting and Shaw Park area please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you might be interested. No need for telkom lines or monthly landline rentals. Pay for what you use at affordable costs for reliable Internet.
Bathurst now has wifi on the western side on the way to Grahamstown. Running Ubiquiti, TP-Link, BIllion, and Bubba B3. It supplies INTERNET access using ADSL from the Agricultural Museum in town. The network spans about 15 square kilometers and will soon provide INTERNET access to a local school.
The project has been running for just under 1 year now and steadily grown to indude fams, a pub, a guest house, a business , providing radio and internet to areas where there is currenlty no alternative.
Open source technology has been deployed to provide a robust and reliable wifi service. The hotspotsystem.com Management software has been used to manage the services.