I know neighbours could share a wireless connection but a whole street - what sort of equipment would you need?
Surely also with most ISP's now setting limits on "unlimited" accounts through fair usage policy, surely this would be nearly impossible to manage, your street would just need a couple of heavy downloaders and all would be in trouble.
One of the local broadband campaigners here was seriously looking at starting up a local broadband service, where the locals would club together and rent the connections from BT wholesale - nothing ever came of it.
This is going back a few years but there was a community internet project sponsored by BT in Canonbury - a friend of mine was involved in it. It's before the days of wireless and broadband and was essentially a local bulletin board but it got some coverage in the press. My memory is a bit dim but I can ask my friend if you want to know more. Knowing press offices I doubt there's anyone old enough in the BT press office to remember back to the late 1990s!
and can't sleep on the Singapore flight, ask the attendant to let you know when the aircraft is over the Himalayas. It's a treat that I look forward to each time I go - dawn over the snow-capped mountains. It's one of those sights of a lifetime.
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