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West End Wi-Fi Gets Green Light

Posted: 30th Apr, 2004 By: MarkJ
The Westminster Council has approved a project to broadband wireless enable London’s West End with Wi-Fi:

The scheme, revealed by The Register over a year ago, is being extended from an initial test - put in place last September - in Soho Square, Greek Street and Frith Street. It now extends to the whole of Soho, bordered by Shafesbury Ave, Regent Street, Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road.

Westminster expects to have the infrastructure in place within the next six to nine months. "We're starting small because we need to build (the infrastructure) credibly," said chief executive Peter Rogers. The project has to meet "government expectations" on cost efficiency and quality of service, he said.


Sadly the Wi-Fi network is being designed as a private resource for workers rather than a public tool. More @ The Register.
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