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City Library of Izegem is first public FON spot in Europe

I read this nice news on the FON newsletter. Seems Belgium isn’t that behind after all. Now let’s hope Leuven follows suit, so that we can alle enjoy free Wifi in the library.



FONTSATIC FONSPOTSThe City Library of Izegem in Belgium is our first FONtastic public library in Europe. The library’s visitors can bring their laptops, surf the net and send emails for free. The FON WiFi signal covers the library’s lobby, Reading Room, Meeting Room and Exhibit Hall.

“Since we added FON WiFi, our visitors no longer need to wait to use one of the few available computers we keep for accessing the internet. They can bring along their own laptops and save online research directly onto their computers. We’re also doing something innovative and are the first public place in Izegem to offer free wireless internet access. FON WiFi makes using our facilities so much more comfortable and an even more ideal place to work and study for everyone!”

— Nicolas Cappelle, Head Librarian


Distribute 3 Fonera’s for free (even free shipping)

You might have noticed by older posts here that I am a member of the FON community. That means I offer the ability to other FON members to use my wireless access point in exchange for access to theirs when I happen to be in the vicinity. FON is backed by Skype and Google (for obvious reasons I would say), and has created a router for their own network about a year ago called the Fonera.

I guess, with the Fonera+ around the corner, there are still shitloads of Fonera’s available, and now they are giving them away for free. Really free, as you don’t even have to pay the shipping costs. I ordered mine today, and I know exactly where I will send them. I know some friends that have not yet succumbed to the Wifi temptation. Time to let them sweat 😉