Early 2005. The Indian Government has just de-regulated Wi-Fi restrictions in rural areas. AirJaldi’s founding team immediately go to the task of setting up rural wireless connections between locations in and around Dharamsala, one of the main towns in the area.
It started with just 8 interconnecting relays which gave internet access to local schools and NGOs. These included the Tibetan Children’s Village, the local Delek Hospital and the College for Higher Tibetan Studies.
The network now uses dozens of relays to cover much of the Kangra District,
The network, and specifically Dharamshala, where our operations office is located remains the center for developing and testing new approaches and solutions to the challenges of creating viable rural broadband connectivity solutions.