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Coming soon to a lamppost near you.
Thursday 24 March 2005 09:36:00 by Andrew Ferguson

We reported in April 2004, on a plan by Last Mile Communications to look at enabling lampposts to create a wireless network. ZDNet has a 2005 update on the system. Trials are apparently planned for later in 2005 at undisclosed locations.

The service at present would appear to revolve around a software application called MagicBook running on a mobile device, which points to it being less of an Internet access service, and more of a local information access point. The suggested figure to upgrade a single lamppost is £500.


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