Posts about WiFi Blanket

Over the weekend I spent a little time digging into O2's plans to offer a free citywide WiFi blanket across London. As any regular readers of the blog will know, I'm a huge supporter of WiFi blankets. In 2011 we saw some encouraging signs that rollouts were starting to grow in size and frequency. New York had a number of interesting projects deployed and some European cities also moved forward with rollouts in parks and other public places.
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As someone who spends considerable time travelling, the prospect of free citywide WiFi always sounds appealing. I’m not the only person to feel this way; I remember when Google announced the San Francisco WiFi blanket a number of my California-based colleagues entered a near ecstatic emotional state. I can’t describe their response when the plans were eventually shelved. Let’s just say it involved tears and lots of hugging.
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