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Switch on for Square Mile wi-fi

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by gkd_uk, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    The City of London has fired up its first mesh wi-fi network, promising net access from just about anywhere in the Square Mile.
    The area in London is not just Europe's leading financial centre - it is said to be the continent's most advanced wireless network too.
    That is the claim made by the network's creator The Cloud and by the City of London Corporation which has backed it.
    There are 127 nodes on lamp posts giving access to 350,000 people.
    The City of London Corporation believes it will be invaluable to traders, bankers and brokers who want access to their data when they are on the move - or out at lunch.
    "Every second counts when you are doing deals," explains Simon McGinn from the Corporation.
    But unlike some examples of municipal wi-fi, this network will not be free. It is available to a variety of providers who will charge customers a range of fees to log on.
    The network covers 95% of the City's streets, though it is does not reach right across private land like the Broadgate development and the Inns of Court.

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  2. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    This is cool, people who live in Shorditch and sorounding area can have free access :)
  3. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    Do you think wireless signals can be bad for human health?
  4. I've been living for 3 years now surrounded by 3 mobile phones, 2 wireless phones and 7 (yup! seven!) wireless networks.

    To tell you the truth I'm more concerned about the pack of Marlboro I devour every day than all of these radiation sources.

    We have radiowaves passing through us all the time. Television, wireless networks, mobile phones, pagers, radio. All of these signals are passing through as like a hot knife through butter and noone yet managed to link them with health deterioration.

    But these things have been present on our world for a short period of time. Radio for only a hundered years, TV for 80 or so and wireless and mobiles for only 20. So I guess if these things are killing us or causing genetic mutation we won't know that for a couple of centuries.
  5. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    Thanks Melkior

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