Wi-Fi Pavement Lets Pedestrians Surf at 7x Broadband Speed
Virgin Media has blanketed one U.K. street with unlimited Wi-Fi coming in at speeds of 166Mbps
Virgin Media has joined forces with Chiltern District Council in the U.K. to blanket Chesham's high street with super-fast Wi-Fi. The unlimited service is available to all 21,000 residents and businesses in the town as well as visitors passing through the center.
The Smart Pavement enables those in the area to ‘streetsurf' with speeds of up to 166Mbps, which is seven times the average U.K. broadband speed. This discreet street furniture connects directly to Virgin Media's fibre network to provide Wi-Fi via a submerged access point stored underneath a specially developed resin cover. These access points are rainproof and use a mix of the latest technology including fibre optic cabling and superior DOCSIS 3 tech.