British Library wifi hotspot

Visitors to the British Library in London will be able to get wireless internet access alongside the extensive information available in its famous reading rooms.

Broadband wireless connectivity will be made available in the eleven reading rooms, the auditorium, café, restaurant, and outdoor piazza area. A study revealed that 86% of visitors to the Library carried laptops.

The technology has been on trial since May and usage levels make the Library London’s most active public hotspot.

BBC News | Technology| British Library gets wireless net

And here’s a useful tool for finding wireless hotspots in 71 countries: download JiWire’s free portable hotspot locator database. Versions for Windows, Mac OS X and AvantGo for PDAs.

6 thoughts on “British Library wifi hotspot

  1. There is another site for finding local wireless hotspots, that is very fast and very clean.
    http://www.hotspothaven.com
    They also have a Free Off-Line Hotspot Locator for finding places to connect to when you are offline. Check it out using this link:
    http://www.hotspothaven.com/spotshadow.php
    Im told there new site will have close to 40,000 listings when there new import system is ready, that supposedly will maintain a very up to date system of hotspots.
    Enjoy!

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