GW will start in three rur­al com­munit­ies: the islands of West­ern Ire­land, the Danube Delta in Romania, and the island of Madeira in Por­tugal. Often called “peri­pher­al,” these com­munit­ies are typ­ic­ally not con­sidered epi­cen­ters of new tech­no­logy devel­op­ment. The needs for com­mu­nic­a­tion is no less in such com­munit­ies, though they are dif­fer­ent. While the tech­no­logy being developed will work just as well in more urb­an areas, we are devel­op­ing GW to work in rur­al areas first.