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Depending on the country and region, this will only be regional networks separated by distance and non-connectivity, except where these networks tie into the Internet. Not to say it wouldn't be good to communicate with your neighbors or fellow freedom fighters, but I can't see it competing noticeably with the Internet.



With most existing hardware, sure, but it's not as though we haven't had the ability to communicate wirelessly across large distances for many decades.


  but it's not as though we haven't had the ability to 
  communicate wirelessly across large distances for many decades.
It's possible to communicate, but the question is of bandwidth. AMPRnet[1] has existed since 1970, after all, it owns the class A 44 netblock, but you're not going to be watching Youtube at 9600 baud.

1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMPRNet




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