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BT to Help Turn Shoreditch Into a FREE Wi-Fi Hotzone

Posted: 27th Aug, 2008 By: MarkJ
BT is reportedly hoping to help turn the London area of Shoreditch into a free wireless (Wi-Fi) broadband Hotzone by October. The operator claims it can achieve this feat by supplying 1,000 of its Fon based routers to residents and local businesses for free.

Fon is a Wi-Fi sharing service that allows Internet connected customers to freely share out their broadband access with other residents in the area using wireless links:

“Shoreditchwifi.com is working on the behalf of BT and Fon to give away free wireless routers called La Fonera+, that plug in to your ISP (internet box) at home or at work and are Free for anybody who lives or works in Shoreditch until the product launches UK wide at the end of October,” said a spokeswoman.

The Absolute Gadget article doesn't include much detail and we noted that the domain appears to have been registered through a USA host that protects the owners identity, while the form on its site is not offered via a secure connection. Caution is advised.
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