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TimberWolf
17th November 2009, 12:49
Free public Wi-Fi scheme (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wiltshire/8364159.stm)


Swindon Borough Council plan for all 186,000 citizens to have blanket "Wi-Fi mesh" coverage by April 2010


I can see this catching on. Where Swindon leads, the UK follows.

Moscow Mule
17th November 2009, 12:51
Interesting, a few cities in America abandoned this idea as it would have been challenged by the telcos as anti-competitive.

DimPrawn
17th November 2009, 12:52
Indeed. We have some of the fastest broadband here at 50mb.

We have some of the most innovative roundabounts too and if you are interested in concrete 1970's architecture it's probably only 2nd to Croydon.

A never ending source of enjoyment.

threaded
17th November 2009, 12:55
Indeed. We have some of the fastest broadband here at 50mb.

You can get 100mb here out in the countryside.

Although the locals do have problems with roundabouts, so there aren't too many of them.

RichardCranium
17th November 2009, 12:56
Interesting, a few cities in America abandoned this idea as it would have been challenged by the telcos as anti-competitive.Ditto here some years ago. BT was most upset at having the local authorities proposing to steal their business.

gingerjedi
17th November 2009, 13:07
Indeed. We have some of the fastest broadband here at 50mb.

We have some of the most innovative roundabounts too and if you are interested in concrete 1970's architecture it's probably only 2nd to Croydon.

A never ending source of enjoyment.

No speed cameras either, it's fast becoming the Utopian dream.

gingerjedi
17th November 2009, 13:09
Ditto here some years ago. BT was most upset at having the local authorities proposing to steal their business.

But that would imply BT were providing a service? Kenya is better connected than Somerset.:rolleyes:

DimPrawn
17th November 2009, 13:12
No speed cameras either, it's fast becoming the Utopian dream.

Wanna buy a house?

DiscoStu
17th November 2009, 13:17
Wanna buy a house?

I'll give you 170 billion Zimbabwean dollars for it. I'll even chuck in a complementary wheelbarrow for you to carry it around in.

NickFitz
17th November 2009, 13:53
Kenya is better connected than Somerset.:rolleyes:

'Twas ever thus :laugh

MrMark
17th November 2009, 14:17
and if you are interested in concrete 1970's architecture it's probably only 2nd to Croydon.


Another gem of a quote. I salute you sir.