Thursday, 28 December 2006

Westminster becomes Wireless

BT and Westminster City Council will roll out a high speed wireless broadband network but it's only likely to be free for council workers.

The initiative is part of a BT plan to roll out 12 so-called "wireless cities" by April 2007.

This means if you're wandering around Westminster, your machine is going to find BT Openzone which costs £6 an hour.

Westminister's logic is to let its mobile workers, such as its environmental health team, to go a-roaming and be able to file reports without needing to return to the office.

"Through wireless technology, Westminster will be a better place to live and work; the council will be more efficient, and be able to keep the streets safer," says councillor Colin Barrow.

[source: activeHome]