Free wi-fi would have been boon

In July, Dublin City Council effectively ended any hope of building a low-cost wireless broadband (wi- fi) service for ordinary citizens.

6th October, 2007

In July, Dublin City Council effectively ended any hope of building a low-cost wireless broadband (wi- fi) service for ordinary citizens.

One of its committees decided not to recommend the adoption of a longstanding proposal to roll out a free, or cheap, wi-fi service to Dubliners. It said that Brussels might view it as undue interference in a competitive market.

This smacks of a copout. It is certainly a great shame. The possibility of being...

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