Free Wi-Fi for London

April 25, 2008

In what could be one the best mayoral election promises so far, the Lib Dem candidate Brian Paddick has announced that he wants to see all Londoners getting access to a free wireless internet network, which would be available in all public places throughout the city.

He stated that if he was elected the mayor for London then he would want to see the divide that has grown in the city closed. Calling it a city of two digital halves, those that have and those that do not have access to wireless internet.

But in order to make his plans viable for those who cannot afford computers, he is looking into ways that they can get access to a computer. However, initially only ten boroughs of inner London would be given Wi-Fi, leaving two without, while the other twenty boroughs will only get Wi-Fi after public consultation.


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