Fast cows to help people at Glastonbury stay in touch
The Glastonbury site should be starting to fill up with the big rush being on Thursday and in an age when people hate to be away from the Internet for too long having decent Internet access has become a must have at festivals and EE for Glastonbury 2014 are doing their bit to help with 4G enabled cows located at key points around the festival.
The fibre glass cows will be using the 4G network to link back to the wider Internet with anyone with Wi-Fi on their phone, tablet or camera able to access the once they have entered the login password. This means we can look forward to an even bigger stream of selfies hopefully without too much of the traditional Glastonbury mud.
Any one who has tried camping at Glastonbury will remember the joys of getting their phone charged and EE was selling USB battery packs earlier in the year, which all sold out with the attraction that you can swap them for another charged one at the EE exchange cabin over the course of the festival. For others it will mean a visit to the EE Recharge Tent.
Oddly the 4GEE Highspeed Herd is only working from 10am to 10pm on Thursday to Sunday, we are unsure what happens to them at 10pm and late evenings are likely to be a busy time as people try to upload pictures after watching the headline acts each night. The login is a nice touch assuming this means that encryption is enabled as it will help to stop people snooping on data which is possible on an open Wi-Fi network.
We hope the cows can keep up with the claim to be udderly fast and if you are going and want to see how fast the cows really are you can try our phone and tablet enabled speed test.