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Access to communication can play a pivotal role in the socio-economic development of rural regions in the third world. For affordability, the choice of technology to achieve this is a significant aspect. We have chosen Wi-Fi technology to provide rural connectivity in the context of the paper. This paper presents our suggestion and discusses five important aspects in the use of WiFi for rural connectivity: (a) network planning and deployment, (b) network protocols, (c) network management and operations, (d) power savings, and (e) applications and services.