City of London to get Wi-Fi

By Derek Sooman on
Plans have been unveiled to install a dense and comprehensive Wi-Fi internet network throughout London's Square Mile. The City of London Corporation announced the plans, which will be carried out in partnership with The Cloud, Europe's largest Wi-Fi network, who will be responsible for installing and managing the project. Expected to go live in a couple of months time, the network will utilise existing street furniture, including lamp posts and street signs. The aim will be for Wi-Fi-enabled devices to connect to the Net on streets and in open spaces.

George Polk, CEO of The Cloud, said the Wi-Fi network will "enhance the capabilities of the 350,000 or so City workers" by providing "easy access and user friendly terms for City businesses, workers and visitors alike."

Polk also said the network is designed to support secure access and private data networks for the emergency services and other public services customers in the City of London such as transport authorities."

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