Good old Boris has been making speeches again, and this time managing to avoid offending entire counties with dubious comments.
Speaking at a Google organised event, the mayor of London promised that the city would have blanket wi-fi coverage in time for the 2012 Olympics.
The idea is that every lamppost and every bus stop will be set up with a wireless broadband hotspot.
So people queueing for buses everywhere, or people leaning on street lights waiting for certain little ladies to come by, will be able to surf the net on their phone, tablet or laptop while they wait. Or email the little lady in question and ask her where the hell she is.
It’s an ambitious plan, and one that could have far reaching effects for visitors to the Olympics, but more particularly Londoners, who wouldn’t have to worry about the quality of their 3G network any more.
According to a BBC report, twenty-two London boroughs have already signed up for this scheme, with more to follow.
There is some speculation on the net as to whether or not such a scheme would charge for its wi-fi access. Although that being the case, it would seem much less of a boon.