For WiFi power, they're seed funding Green WiFi to produce and test prototype nodes, recognizing that wireless connectivity over long distances without grid power is a major challenge. To quote one of the Green WiFi founders in the News.com article:
"We've heard that the strongest criticism they get when they evangelize their laptop is 'What do you do about the network?' If you have a computer but no Internet, you can play games and do spreadsheets, but accessing the world's information is really where the value is."So true, so true. The OLPC will be a great paperweight if its not connected to the Internet or at least a national net. These guys seem up to the challenge, they are both Sun Microsystems heavyweights and they're thinking right from the get go: make it rugged, make it cheap, make it from off the shelf components.
Green Wi-Fi is planning on a full-scale pilot at three schools in Northern India this fall. Good luck!