Evaluating the Joint Use of Alternate Internet Delivery Models in Deterministic Rural Networks

Esther Max-Onakpoya, Corey Baker

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Abstract

Rural residents are often faced with the problem of expensive yet unreliable Internet connectivity. This coupled with the sparse population/business density, poses a detriment to the general development of such communities. In mitigating this disparity, some rural areas have adopted alternate Internet models to improve access to Internet services within their community. Such alternate models include communal access points, delay tolerant networks, and resource sharing networks. Thus, this work investigates the joint use of the aforementioned alternate Internet models for improving connectivity. Further, this work explores methods of routing time-dependent data in quasi-deterministic scenarios within these challenged rural environments. We formulate the routing problem as a maximum unsplittable multicommodity flow problem and propose an approximation algorithm. Using data representative of a rural Appalachian region, we evaluate our approximation algorithm and find that it performs close to optimal. We also propose a routing protocol based on our approximation algorithm. Using the same data, the results show that the proposed routing protocol performs comparably well with state-of-the-art routing protocols in delivering messages under time constraints. Additionally, the proposed routing protocol offers an overhead cost that is at least 3 times lower, on average, than other well-known routing protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCCN 2023 - 2023 32nd International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks
ISBN (Electronic)9798350336184
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event32nd International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2023 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: Jul 24 2023Jul 27 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN
Volume2023-July
ISSN (Print)1095-2055

Conference

Conference32nd International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period7/24/237/27/23

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© 2023 IEEE.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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