Tired of waiting for a Spanish telecom company to provide internet access to Gurb, 75 km from Barcelona, Roman Roca, working for Oracle, went DIY to solve the issue. Beginning with a single wi-fi node in 2014 to 30,000 working nodes now, Guifi links thousands of people to each other and to the internet.
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