The Broadband Revolution Hits Everest
May 16, 2012
Imagine MT. Everest, the beauty of it all, Mother Nature at her best, 8000+ miles above sea level, and you can take a photo with your iphone and post to facebook and instagram instantly! Yes it’s true; today’s technology is heading to the highest peaks and coldest places on earth.
In the 70s and 80s, Mt. Everest expeditions ran from 2 porters from base camp to the village, but now it’s easy with a 3G network costing from 4 cents per minute. For lab top users, the Ncell’s USB Wi-Fi antenna is the same size as a memory stick costing $30 in the village. Add this to your gear list before climbing to base camp!