Broadband lamposts – no really

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Some of you regular readers may remember last year we told you about a company proposing to deliver broadband internet access via lamp posts. Well it turns out  Last Mile Communications weren’t taking the mickey after all. It has announced that it is now working with security company Qinetiq to commercialise its plans.

Trials are scheduled for later this year at an undisclosed location, and Last Mile said it is confident that its broadband via lamp post offering can be rolled out on a large scale.

Furthermore Last Mile claims it will be able to offer more than just internet access; by coordinating with local governments, each lamppost could be used to contain potentially useful information about the local area. Sales and marketing director Barry Shrier, states that "this is a profound advance in how the Internet works, and the benefits it provides."

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