This UK City Has In-Street WiFi For Pedestrians Provided by Virgin Media

By: Cadhla Gray - Oct 19, 2015
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Chesham is a sleepy little British town that is now lucky enough to benefit from built-in street Wi-Fi so that any pedestrian walking down the lane can connect. Virgin Media has built underground access points around the center of town and the large Lowndes Park that stretches 26 meters. These points eventually link up to the local fiber-optic network through the Internet source's street cabinets.

Not only is this incredibly convenient, but the street Wi-Fi is actually also incredibly fast. The downloading speed can reach 166 Mb/s, which translates into 35 seconds for a TV show.

Joining other public Wi-Fi efforts, like New York City's repurposed connected phone booths, Virgin Media joins Google in the move to make public, free Internet access the norm.