A major Wiltshire town is abuzz with excitement as they are about to become the first in the UK where its residents will be able to enjoy free public wireless internet access. According to the Swindon Borough Council plan for all 186,000 citizens, they will soon be under a blanket “Wi-Fi mesh” by the time April 2010 rolls around, with no connection charge while line rentals are, well, free. The service will be known as Signal, but you will have limited access unless you fork out some dough to enjoy 20Mb upgrades. Said fee is touted to be “significantly less” than current broadband suppliers though.
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