Thursday, October 12, 2006

No more ISPs for homeworkers?

Victor Keegan writing in The Guardian today gives the thumbs up to Norfolk County Council's experiment with free wi-fi which has now been going a couple of months with the backing of the East of England Development Agency (£1.1m) and is soon to be extended beyond Norwich to 22 villages. He also discusses the possibility that if this system is rolled out around the country it could spell the end of conventional ISPs and also pose serious problems to mobile phone companies. The complete article is here.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:59 AM

    I think it's great. I don't think it's too big a threat at this stage, with bandwidth at only 256k (1MB for public sector workers), but once it rolls out across the country...brilliant. Current wifi pricing models are ridiculous (ever tried getting on the Internet on a train?) and for homeworkers and teleworkers alike this would be an enormous advantage.

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  2. Yes, it must be good news for homeworkers and full marks to Norfolk for making a go of it. I'm planning on going wi-fi myself next month so shall be experimenting...

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  3. There must be something going on in Norfolk - check out http://www.enterprisenation.com/content/lifestyle/TopStories/article_46_403.aspx

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