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LTT Bring Wireless To Edenbridge Pub
By: MarkJ - 16 December, 2003 (9:39 AM)

The King and Queen pub in Edenbridge has become one of the first in the area to be enabled as a wireless broadband hotspot by LTT; and it's free:

Money-its nothing , your broadband's free

Edenbridge locals are accessing the internet for free at the King and Queen pub, the first to be enabled as a wireless broadband "hotspot" by LTT.

As part of their Kent and Sussex rollout, LTT has enabled the pub so that users of laptops or PDA's can access their email whilst supping a pint or entertaining a client - a freedom most local businesses didn't even know was possible.

The service is free for the first three months, and anyone with a wireless connection card running the common 802.11b system can sit in the pub and access the internet or pick up their email. Once the three months is up , registered LTT users can access the internet free of charge, but occasional visitors will need to pay for the service by credit card.

King and Queen landlady Jenny Edney welcomed being the first "unwired" pub in the area. "Anything that will attract lunchtime trade is a benefit to us .People are becoming busier and many of them need to keep in contact all the time , so we agreed with LTT to install the service.", says Jenny.

First indications were that pub regulars didn't realise the services available over the internet, and LTT staff spent several hours accessing websites and demonstrating streaming video.

The pub is one of the first to benefit from the wireless network being installed by LTT, which now covers Edenbridge and Penshurst and is being extended to include neighbouring towns and villages.


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