Friday, April 15, 2005

The website version is updated a bit but not the page on the tests in September

Not a lot has changed. There may be wifi at the Phoenix one day soon. The IT boxes are not being used in the pubs.

the Peter Chalk Centre did have wifi during the Alt C conference but apparently the university has decided against this longterm. Halls of residence are budgeted for students to pay so much a month for bandwidth.

So the Southgate seems to be the best bet for wifi at the moment. Still only reaching a small part of the possible user base though.
BT seem to be in retreat with Openzone, at least in 'wi-fi Exeter'.

The phone boxes in South Street and Paris Street are now decorated as 'Coolrooms'

This links to where there are endless promotions for Universal product.

The trailers do load quickly so that broadband is shown to work. The sound is dreadful though, better speakers are required.

Not sure how this will work. There is a theory that the internet works best with access to a wide variety of content. Will people interrupt their shopping to just listen to advertising?

The PC World site near Tesco has still not got BT Openworld installed. This is a few months now so I don't think it will happen.

Meanwhile the Southgate Hotel has still got a Freespot offer. Their coffee is not the cheapest available but the model of free wi-fi seems to be working.