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May162006

Streetlight with Internet Access

That’s right, a streetlight in Zoetermeer (Holland) allows users to surf the web through a Wi-Fi connection. Developed by KPN, Lucent, and Tyco Electronics, it boasts two LCD screens for displaying information. No word yet on if we’ll see this technology stateside.

…you can connect your laptop to the web if you’re within 100 metres distance from the streetlight. One [LCD] is used exclusively for advertisements. The other [LCD] can be used to get information about public transport, the news, the weather, traffic and you can also visit the website of the city of Zoetermeer on this screen.

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