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Mozilla and NSF reward WINS winners $1.6 million

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Mozilla It is said that after an earthquake or tornado attack, communication networks are often the first critical infrastructure to overload or stop working. How can the Internet's decentralized design and existing wireless technologies enable people to stay in touch?

This week, Mozilla  And NSFRewarded WINS winners for $1.6 million in prize money,40  Ten thousand dollars were issued at the beginning of this year to help the finalists design prototypes.

The two projects that won the highest award are HERMES (High-frequency Emergency and Rural Multimedia Exchange System) and Southern Connected Communities Network (SCCN). HERMES is a suitcase-sized communication network that provides 2G GSM And short-wave radio systems that allow users to make local calls, text messages, and use messaging applications such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. SCCN is an 80 A foot-high tower that connects to an Internet access point and a home that is 25 miles away.

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