Free Wi-Fi kiosks go live in London
BT, the U.K. telecommunications carrier, has activated the first free gigabit Wi-Fi kiosks known as Links along London's Camden High Street, offering fast public Wi-Fi, free phone calls, USB charging, maps, directions and other information such as weather forecasts, community messages and Tube service updates, according to Engadget.
Like the New York City Wi-Fi kiosks, the London versions are also funded completely by advertising revenue generated from the large screens on either side.
Intersection – the affiliate that leads the Links project – decided not to enable free internet access through the kiosks' in-built tablets. This feature had to be disabled in New York City due to public porn watching.
Future plans include sensors for temperature, traffic, air and noise pollution.