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Netherlands: PSV Eindhoven introduces wifi at stadium; fans protest

PSV Eindhoven supporters launched a vehement protest against the introduction of wifi at the their Philips Stadion ground during their side’s 6-1 home victory over NAC Breda in their opening game of the season, according to today’s Guardian. Fans displayed … Continue reading

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Eiffel Tower: now with wifi

The Société d’Expoitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE) has installed a wireless network infrastructure intended for use as much by its own staff as by the public visiting the monument. Continue reading

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More criticism of ‘superfast’ broadband scheme

Close on the heels of complaints of poor connectivity in London’s Silicon Roundabout area (news passim) and the roll-out of ‘superfast’ broadband in Wiltshire being described as a ‘scam‘ (news passim), comes more criticism of the UK’s lousy connectivity from … Continue reading

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Hi-tech business, low-tech broadband

In the UK, it’s not just rural areas like Wiltshire that suffer from poor broadband connectivity (news passim). London’s much heralded Old Street technology start-ups (in the area known as Silicon Roundabout or Tech City. Ed.) are struggling to expand … Continue reading

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goTenna, the personal antenna which takes over in network outages

A New York-based start-up has produced a portable antenna which can take over communications networks in the event of mobile services outages. The device, which is connected to by Bluetooth Low Energy to a smartphone, enables encrypted messages to be exchanged over distances from 1 to 80 kilometres. Continue reading

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Wiltshire: rural broadband roll out denounced as a scam

Our friends at the Western Daily Press yesterday published a less than favourable account of the inadequacy of the roll-out of so-called “super fast” rural broadband, as managed by British Telecom. In a deal between Wiltshire and South Gloucester Councils, … Continue reading

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China suffers major internet outage

At the start of the week, China suffered a major internet outage for several hours, Le Monde Informatique reported yesterday. Experts are wondering about the cause; was it hacking (to use the verb ‘to hack’ in its Daily Mail sense. … Continue reading

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¡Hasta la vista Andy & Llanos!

Tomorrow Bristol Wireless bids farewell to long-serving volunteer Andy Sabel and his partner Llanos, who are migrating south – and not just for the winter. Llanos has got a new job in Gibraltar with a prominent British betting company and … Continue reading

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Large expansion of wifi on Bristol’s buses

Some time ago, FirstBus, Bristol’s major bus operator, introduced free wifi on its services nos. 8 and 9 (news passim). Today the Bristol Post reports that there’s to be a large scale expansion of free wifi for Bristol’s bus passengers, … Continue reading

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Bradley Stoke to get “high-speed” broadband

Wedged between the M4, M5 and M32 on the northern fringe of the Bristol built-up area, Bradley Stoke has never enjoyed an exactly wonderful reputation locally or even nationally. Started in 1987, the development got caught up in the fall-out … Continue reading

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