Thursday, 15 January 2009

[from others] free wifi on uk bus

Free WiFi on UK School Bus
By Glenn Fleishman
Special to Wi-Fi Networking News
Permanently archived item
[1] Won't somebody think of the children? I guess they did: The Birmingham, UK, Green Bus--a low-emissions double-decker student transportation system--has installed Icomera Moovbox M Series gateways to give kids Internet access while en route to and from school. The system carries 1,400 kids each day. The system offers real-time tracking for parents, which sounds obsessive, until you realize that figuring out when your kid will be getting off the bus during the dreary, rainy days of winter is a big advantage.

[2] The Green Bus is (quote)not(end quote) a school-funded service, but an independently operated business that's combining a "green" message, convenience to parents and students, and technology to bring schoolbussery into the 21st century, I guess. A yearly academic full access pass is £475 (about $700). They're planning expansions beyond Birmingham this fall.

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