In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, a team of university students worked with Viasat engineers to create a product that could be life-changing for people living off-the-grid.

The solar-powered Wi-Fi hotspot they designed may be used to help deliver Viasat’s Community Internet, connecting people to the internet in off-the-grid locations.

To date, Viasat has used traditional power sources to set up its Community Internet sites.