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Free wifi due to arrive at selected SNCF stations

Lille-Flandres and Avignon TGV will be the 2 pilot SNCF stations to offer free wifi from the end of March 2014. In total 100 stations will benefit from wifi network access before the end of the current year and 128 stations by the end of February 2015. Continue reading

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Free wifi on trains between Bristol and Paddington

Today’s Bristol Post reports that First Great Western (FGW) will be offering free wifi on its services between Bristol and London within one year. Wifi provision on trains is part of the deal agreed with the government under which First … Continue reading

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Free wifi coming to N Somerset libraries

North Somerset Council – Bristol’s immediate neighbour to the south – has announced that free wi-fi will be available in almost every library across North Somerset from 1st August. This will allow library users (not ‘customers’, as stated in your … Continue reading

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Email = 80% spam

A study of emails carried out between 1st and 30th June 2013 and covering 200,000 mail accounts generating 8.5 mn. emails a day has revealed that over 80% of email traffic is spam and only 9% is legitimate traffic, according … Continue reading

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A message to BT

Fed up with the ancient telephone exchange and poor quality service from the UK’s largest telecommunications provider – BT, the villagers of Kettleholm in Dumfries and Galloway have produced the following video, which we trust readers will enjoy. Hat tip: … Continue reading

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Kebele on the network

Yesterday Bristol Wireless volunteer Acesabe paid a site visit to Easton’s Kebele Community Coop to connect them to the Bristol Wireless network. Being the good lad he is, Acesabe kept us informed throughout the process as evidenced by the following … Continue reading

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A special offer for Bristolians

TCP/IP is the open framework that makes the internet work. Of that framework, we’d like to draw your attention today to the IP bit. IP stands for Internet Protocol, of course (and not Intellectual Property address, as once written by … Continue reading

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Lab report, Friday December 16th

It’s been an interesting day in the lab. Your correspondent arrived early in the lab and found Rich and Acesabe getting ready to out on a cabling job, running Cat6 round a new office for a client. After a while … Continue reading

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Lots more free public wifi for Bristol

Bristol City Council and Bristol University have reached an agreement that will result in several hundred more free wifi spots being made available in the city, the Bristol Evening Post reports. The council currently has some 50 free wifi spots … Continue reading

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It’s not cricket, it’s #twicket!

The Lancashire village of Wray (population approx. 500) became a true global village on Easter Monday with a world first – the live streaming of video and audio coverage of a village cricket match over the internet. The protagonists were … Continue reading

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