Laboratory mode 2
The original building envisaged normal 1980s (pre Internet) electrical needs. It did however anticipate emergent DC powered devices beyond traditional 240V AC.
At Monarto a collaboration with Agile Communications has resulted in broadband connection via a radio link, as the roadside copper is insufficient in capacity and is unlikely to ever be upgraded in this low resident density location.
The on-house system is a vertically polarised aerial line-of-sight to the community tower, powered via the data cable from inside the house.
A router not only connects the link to main computer, but is the LAN hub via its own aerial to in-house computers like the Powerbook.