BT unwires another London suburb

In its continuing effort to unwire London in time for the 2012 Olympics, British Telecom has contracted with Waltham Forest to bring wireless connectivity to the borough.In its continuing effort to unwire London in time for the 2012 Olympics, British Telecom has contracted with Waltham Forest to bring wireless connectivity to the borough.

BT, which is responsible for funding the rollout of the Wireless Cities Network, projected for the 2012 Olympic games in London, is bearing full cost of the network. Twelve other communities in the United Kingdom have signed similar agreements with no taxpayer funds involved.

In addition to providing outdoor service to visitors and residents, the network will enable mobile communications for city offices, such as housing and parking authorities. Waltham Forest council member John Macklin said the applications will help “to keep council tax levels down by delivering significant cost savings.”

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