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WiFi in Paris

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 WiFi in Paris2003-05-05 21:36
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by Flemming Funch

International Herald Tribune:
An experiment is under way in Paris that aims to turn the city into one huge Wi-Fi hot spot, making it what could be the first large wireless city in the world.

A dozen Wi-Fi antennas have been set up outside subway stations along a major north-south bus route, providing Internet access to anyone near them who has a laptop computer or personal desk assistant equipped to receive the signals.

The access is free until June 30 but will require paid subscriptions afterward.

If all goes as planned, the private partners building the system expect to make a decision before the end of the year to install at least two antennas, and possibly three, outside each of Paris's 372 Metro stations and to link them through an existing fiber optics network in the subway tunnels.
Wi-Fi (wireless networking for your computer) is a great thing. It has the potential for providing cheap or free wireless broadband Internet access, at least in metropolitan areas. Well, many hurdles to overcome, but it is one of the more promising technologies around.

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19 Sep 2006 @ 15:26 by llewellyn @ : Wifi Paris
My son is due to lodge in the city 8th district, but there is no telephone point in the studio. He needs access to the internet and I amhoping a wifi enabled computer would work there  

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