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Shanghai to get citywide wifi

The Shanghai Daily reported this morning that Shanghai plans to set up a citywide wireless network. However, the project is still in the planning phase and should only be finished in about 3 years… But even though that’s still a long time ahead it’s a good initiative, and Shanghai will be the first city in China with wifi access everywhere.

Whether the network will be for free has not been determined yet. If it is I am sure it will be a huge boost for online activities in this metropole, both for business and entertainment purposes. But if there will be a fee, cost-conscious Shanghainese might not adapt to it quickly. I am looking forward to it, because I am tired of always looking for available hotspots with my laptop. Although with my E61 I can now (finally) also read and write mails without the availability of broadband, so likely my hotspot searches will be less and less.

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