Microsoft know-how provides Seattle 5,000 occasions quicker public WiFi

Microsoft technology gives Seattle 5,000 times faster public WiFi

Techie tradition-vultures aren’t more likely to encounter Vine add fails anymore at Seattle’s house to arts, tradition and the Area Needle because of Microsoft. The town’s largest patron has put in a brand new WiFi service on the Seattle Middle that makes use of new know-how to blow away the earlier system’s velocity and capability. The set up is a pilot program for Microsoft Analysis’s white area tech that harnesses lengthy-vary, wall-penetrating TV alerts. Together with quadruple the entry factors, the tech provides the Seattle Middle public WiFi speeds as much as 5,000 occasions quicker, letting you Skype, Vine and Meerkat to your coronary heart’s content material.

The earlier system supported primary searching solely and sometimes did not work in any respect with too many customers on-line. Microsoft informed the Ballard Information-Tribune that “this know-how can deal with greater than 25,000 customers at a time,” which ought to be a boon throughout live shows and different huge occasions. The pilot can also be a part of a metropolis-broad program to enhance public WiFi, and Microsoft’s white area tech “could also be deploy(ed) to different neighborhoods within the metropolis,” based on Mayor Ed Murray. To make use of the tech, you simply have to go online to the “Microsoft Wi-Fi Seattle Middle” community, with a free app coming quickly.

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