Wow, sounds like a great place to live! Free porn... erm I mean internet and all the speeding you can cram in whilst you have your eyesight left!! ;)Quote:
Swindon Council is known for innovation and caused controversy this year when it shut down all its fixed-point speed cameras.
But seriously, its an interesting idea, I just wonder how sustainable it will be long term and how upgradeable it would be if and when speeds increase substantially.
i bet you any money they will block torrent ports. I wouldn't go for it....
Birmingham city are doing something very similiar; the start of this is to get point to point access for homes within thier wifi range for the laptops for students scheme
They are due to come to us to install some antennaes for the surrounding homes, speaking with their IT man, they are planning to have the whole of Birmingham covered, every building including high rise flats.
The cost will be funded by government and private firms but have the option of using this to browse the net for a pay as you go fee in the very near future.
The only downside to this is this is not going to get me covered; i live outside Birmingham :(
Assuming that they do make money then this seems financially like a good idea.
There's a big who-harh in these parts (Ohh-arh) about the health issues regarding this...
The prior argument is ridiculous, and the latter is what everyone who installs wireless ends up coming to say - as that is currently the truth.
But as usual, knee-jerk reactionary people think 'something new!! must be evil!!!'.
Utterly changing the topic but the whole "it might be dangerous, we should run away" is completely maddening!
Yesterday we had a reasoned report saying that people with depression are often big users of the internet. It explicitly said that they didn't know whether people got depressed because they use the internet or if depressed people were drawn to the web. Metro headline pretty much said "we're all doomed if we go on the web"
Today we have Toyota. There's a problem with the accelerator on some Toyota cars. So far there are just 26 reported problems in Europe and, as far as I can see, none has been serious. Reading some of the reports, you'd think that every Japanese car was about to run amok and attack us all!