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Asymmetric broadband connections in the home provide a limited upstream pipe to the Internet. This limitation makes various applications, such as remote backup and sharing high definition video, impractical. However, homes in a neighborhood often have high bandwidth wireless networks, whose bandwidth exceeds that of a single wired uplink. Moreover, most (wired and wireless) connections are idle most of the time. In this paper, the authors examine the fundamental requirements of a system that aggregates upstream broadband connections in a neighborhood using wireless communication between homes.
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