The aim is easy internet access

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 04 November, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 04 November, 2008, 12:00am

Wi-fi - the wireless broadband system - has been installed in all telephone booths in Hong Kong.

I don't think this is the right place to have this technology.

There are many 'hot spots' where people can enjoy easy internet access.

But telephone booths are very uncomfortable and their numbers are decreasing.

In a few years' time, it might be very hard to find one.

Wi-fi networks should be installed in convenient places, such as parks, where people can sit comfortably on a bench and use the technology.

Ikra Gulzar, California School

From the Editor

Thank you, Ikra, for your interesting letter. Frankly I was wondering the same thing myself. It seems that, like most things, when services were not important there were many of them around. Now as there are more paying customers, services decrease.

Broadband in parks would be a wonderful idea. But the idea of the 'phone booths' is that Wi-fi access is assured, and you don't have to move around to try to get a signal.

Luckily we can usually get good signals in coffee shops and supermarkets.

Susan, Editor



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