February 25, 2009

Berlin is going Wi-fi

After years of debate the German parliament paved the way for a free wifi network in Berlin city. The network will be within the S-Bahn-Ring (or the green zone) and will offer free for all surfing. The antennas will be posted on the traffic light posts. Guess I will have to look for the warchalking marks in the street soon.
Sony Center
Sony Center, one of the few places in Berlin where there is free wifi

Still today free wifi options in Berlin are limited. There is of course the T-online hotspots everywhere which charges in 24 hours what I pay for a month at home. To tackle this a network of bandwidth sharing called freifunk emerged in Germany which let registered users to use free wifi if they share their home network. I wish we could see something like this in Dhaka.


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