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Islington Council's Free Wi-Fi Hotspot
By: MarkJ - 18 April, 2005 (2:21 PM)

Mobile workers in Islington (London) will be pleased to know that the areas council is launching a free broadband wireless (Wi-Fi) hotspot especially for them:

Dubbed the 'Technology Mile', it is thought to be the largest free public-access wireless network built in the UK so far. Islington Council took the decision to fund its creation in order to boost economic activity in the area, and to encourage local residents onto the Internet.

The network, due to be formally launched on Tuesday, covers the length of Upper Street one of the busiest streets in Islington from The Angel up to Highbury Corner, and was constructed by wireless network builder Cityspace and BelAir Networks, a wireless equipment vendor.

We can imagine that certain commercial Wi-Fi operators may not be so pleased with the news. More @ ZDNet.

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