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A Rural Lens on a Research Agenda For Intelligent Infrastructure

By CCC Blog

May 24, 2017

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A white paper published by the Computing Community Consortium and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association focuses on a research agenda for designing an intelligent infrastructure for rural communities.

The design must incorporate robustness in the face of power outages, sustained function in desert and wetland areas, and enable access while being far-flung from significant data processing capability or information technology experts. The paper says to realize this infrastructure will require additional research to make wireless Internet access technologies ready for broad rural use, and the establishment of distributed and localized computing resources featuring unlimited Internet-based cloud computation and storage.

Creating an intelligent rural infrastructure also will require testbeds that can reliably operate in rugged environments and across vast terrains, and creating employment opportunities to develop rural community workforces that can manage it.

In addition, the paper proposes a rural-focused Intelligent Infrastructure Act deploying technological platforms and applications supported by a suitable policy.

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