Wireless in Carlow

Yesterday, Carlow became Ireland’s first hotspot town. Congratulations to Carlow and whoever attracted this project. I believe that the difference between this project and other wireless offerings is that it’s all account-based and you can use your broadband account anywhere within reach of a hotspot rather than just in your home. I have yet to see a statement to this effect though. However, there has to be a reason that this is better than the Digiweb offering in Carlow Town. The internet access will also be made available to passers by with WiFi enabled devices for approximately EUR 3.50 per hour. It’s a little expensive for using your own equipment but I admit that I’ve paid more in the UK in the past. If this pilot project is successful then it might spark the setup of WiFi hopspot towns and cities all over Ireland. Coincidently this follows on the back of the London mesh network that was announced in the last week and more unfortunately it also falls on the back of the recent arguments in the media of the supposed dangers of wireless radiation on the general public. source: Irish Times

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  1. We need more FREE wifi access points. They attract business and that’s good for our VAT-hungry Irish Exchequer.

  2. We need more FREE wifi access points. They attract business and that’s good for our VAT-hungry Irish Exchequer.

  3. Couldn’t agree more Bernie. It’s a pity that they didn’t consider this as part of this pilot scheme whereby each MAC address was given 30 mins per day of free access. Would have been nice. Hopefully future projects will factor it in on a fair play basis.

  4. Couldn’t agree more Bernie. It’s a pity that they didn’t consider this as part of this pilot scheme whereby each MAC address was given 30 mins per day of free access. Would have been nice. Hopefully future projects will factor it in on a fair play basis.

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