River Thames becomes a Wi-Fi hotspot

A new service enables laptop users to wander anywhere along the 22km stretch of the River Thames without any interruption to their internet connection.

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A new service enables laptop users to wander anywhere along the 22km stretch of the River Thames without any interruption to their internet connection.

Thames-Online has created a mesh network that allows users to connect to the internet using its network at unlimited locations near the banks of the Thames, including coffee shops, bars and outside areas.

The network has dozens of access points but they work as one continuous hotspot. It is even possible to surf the web while travelling up and down the River Thames in a boat.

Users can access the network either with a rolling monthly subscription or a pay-as-you-go deal. The pay-as-you-go service costs £2.95 for one hour’s access, £5.95 for a day or £7.95 for a week, while a month’s subscription is £9.95. The range of wireless broadband services will be extended over the next two months.

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