A home builder in Indianapolis has deployed Motorola’s mesh node wireless technology to bring free Internet connectivity to a low-income neighborhood north of Indianapolis.

Paul E. Estridge Homes contracted with Motorola and ERS Data Solutions to deploy Motorola’s Duo (4300 series) mesh nodes and PMP 400 series point-to-multipoint (PMP) products to provide connectivity across a 450-home coverage area in Martindale-Brightwood, Ind.

The Mesh Duo nodes leverage Motorola’s MeshConnex routing engine, creating a self-forming, self-healing wireless broadband network, while the PMP wireless access solution handles the distribution of data traffic from the mesh nodes. ERS Data Solutions used Motorola’s One Point Wireless Suite to design, deploy, manage and optimize the network.

“For several years, I’ve had a vision of providing the less fortunate with affordable Internet access to help level their playing field, especially when it comes to education,” said Paul Estridge, chief executive servant of Paul E. Estridge Homes. “Wireless broadband solutions from Motorola proved to be the quickest and most cost-effective way of providing an urban community with reliable and secure connectivity to stimulate economic growth and enable youth to take advantage of the latest technologies to better their education experience.”

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