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1st July 2010, 4:05pm
Leading technology launched in historic city
wireless lincoln Wireless Lincoln, the city of Lincoln’s groundbreaking wireless network co-sponsored by the University of Lincoln, officially launched today.

The University has worked with Lincoln Business Improvement Group and AB Internet to assist in setting up the network, which offers up to 10Mb of wireless connectivity with coverage available across the city.

Professor Scott Davidson, the University’s Pro Vice Chancellor (External Affairs), said: “Wireless Lincoln is yet another example of how the University, Council and corporate partners working together can create forward-looking, innovative solutions that will help put Lincoln on the map.

“There are very few cities in the UK with the kind of broadband connectivity that is now available in Lincoln. It will be a great advantage to those who live in, and visit, Lincoln by providing them with wireless coverage wherever they are in the central city area.

“We can now boast an ancient city with the very best of 21st century technology.”

At an event held in the historic cathedral quarter of the city, a diverse range of applications were demonstrated live to the public to show the high speed mobile internet.

Commenting at the launch event, Matt Corrigan, Chief Executive of Lincoln Business Improvement Group said: “It’s really a fantastic example of how different organisations, each with their own challenges and priorities, can work together and drive a solution that benefits everyone.”

Darren Round, Managing Director of AB Internet added: “The response has been quite overwhelming. The range of enquiries has shown us just how much demand there is for a flexible and cost effective metropolitan wireless network and it’s a real vindication of the philosophy of the original project champion, Lincoln BIG.”

With the core network completed, plans are already in place to extend coverage and increase the range of services to ensure that the Lincoln network remains at the forefront of metropolitan wireless technology.

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