Swindon WiFi

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A town is to become the first in the UK to provide free wireless internet access to all its residents.
Swindon, in Wiltshire, will be covered by a "WiFi mesh" offering blanket internet coverage for its 186,000 citizens, the council said.

The £1 million project will be funded by a mixture of public and private money.

But it hopes to break into profit with residents subscribing to faster, paid-for access, above the free service.

Some 1,400 secure access points will be fitted around Swindon, similar to those used in homes "but with a much higher performance".

The borough council worked with local businessman Rikki Hunt, who came up with the concept, and digital technology firm aQovia to create a new company - Digital City UK.

Under the brand name Signal, it will roll out the technology throughout the town.

Line rental is free and there is no connection charge. The public will be able to access the internet and download emails for without charge but usage will be limited.

Anti-virus software, and popular services offered by Microsoft and Google will all be on the network. There are also plans to deliver information such as real-time information on home electricity usage and air quality monitoring.

The technology also promises to 'revolutionise' home and business security with remote CCTV, which can work via laptops.

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sounds awesome, but I'm going to guess the other broadband providers will kick up a stink about anti-competitive behaviour. I think the council are supposed to put the contract out for tendering. Sounds like this Rikki Hunt has got his hands in all the pies.

This will be rolled out everywhere by 2012, its all in place in London already so ive been told

so how long will it be before bbc have an article tiled 1000s of bank detail stolen in swindon ................ any 1 else see this

be marvelous if its rolled out free across the country, Im fed up with paying line rental & broadband fees :x

Haha I used to live about 40 minutes from Swindon and it's a HORRIBLE place!!! Billie Piper is from there for God's sake!!!!!!!!!!! Free broadband will be about the only good thing to come out of it.

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baffledsalmon;6921446

Haha I used to live about 40 minutes from Swindon and it's a HORRIBLE … Haha I used to live about 40 minutes from Swindon and it's a HORRIBLE place!!! Billie Piper is from there for God's sake!!!!!!!!!!! Free broadband will be about the only good thing to come out of it.



shes hot

http://www.ayushveda.com/mens-magazine/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/billie-piper-08.jpg

Norwich did this about 3 years ago :geek:

wonkey;6921466

Oh dear.. Some not so loving of Swindon people here



Swindon is a dump :w00t: The town centre is either empty shops or a building yard. The newer stuff like the library and the jury hotel have shown what they can do.

I live 16 (ish) mile outta swindon, and only go there cos Ciren has no decent shops :x

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a202/waterloo_lion/billebananasplit.jpg

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lumoruk;6921483

shes hot



no shes not!! real nice body but a weird ass face and that pic shows it more then ever lol

wonkey;6921466

Oh dear.. Some not so loving of Swindon people here



Swindon is horrible.

angelfairee;6922560

Swindon is horrible.



so is Ciren The old woolies is an eye sore, and so is the building work on the church :roll:
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