I’ve only had a laptop for a month, so have only been able to take advantage of WiFi for a very short time, but I already find myself getting irked when I turn on my latop and there’s no WiFI. This is pretty unreasonable of me, as I expect it wherever I am. I was legitimately annoyed to spend $270 for a hotel room at the Marriott in Boston, and then be forced to stump up $12 day to use a wire to check my mail in my room.
I travelled for 6 hours yesterday to London and back – and was grumpy that the local trainline hadn’t provided free WiFi on the train. Nor was there any on the tube! I felt cut off, and that really shocked me.
So, come on Gordon Brown: if you want my vote, surround the UK with free WiFi, turn it inwards so the pesky Frenchies can’t use it too and let me roam free.