I am in my final year studying Business IT at uni and am researching a number of technologies and ideas on which I could base my final year project. The project is concerned with finding an IT opportunity and developing the idea to a level where it could become marketable. I have found a particular interest in Wi-Fi and broadband. Basically my idea involves providing a cheap wireless broadband service to the students who live in the university area. There are tens of thousands of students who live in a 1 km radius of the university so there is a real opportunity to utilise Wi-Fi. I have researched the technology and it appears that the LocustWorld Mesh (http://www.locustworld.com/
) system is widely used around the world and would be ideal for this project. I am unsure yet as to what would be the most economical way to obtain a service from an ISP on a scale where I could become a local ISP myself as that is essentially the objective of the project. I have looked at Aramiska (http://www.aramiska.com
) who provide a satellite broadband service and provide helpful case studies on their site. I would be grateful if anyone could share their experience or offer their advice on this subject.