London expects to release before summer the largest free WiFi zone in Europe. The access points are embedded within Lacity street furniture and are being developed by the telecommunications company O2, the BBC announced.
This month, the wireless internet connection will be active the Westminster area, followed by the neighborhoods of Kensington and Chelsea. “Visitors will be able to share their photos and status in social networks during the Olympics Games with no problem,” said Philippa Roe, government finance council of the city.
The council explained that this service is complimentary, there should not be a reason to stop paying a home broadband connection at home.
Beyond the three central districts, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, the city expected to provide 120 subway stations with free access to the web. This initiative adds to the open 26 connection points, most of them located in Oxford Street and environs, which Nokia sponsors.