Mon, 07 Feb 2011 10:45p.m.
According to an independent review, nearly half who use the Wi-Fi service have no access to it otherwise.
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14/02/2011 1:33:30 p.m.
Great story - thanks TV3.
8/02/2011 5:30:16 p.m.
Rion Bennet wrote:
In Nelson and Dunedin the system has been an economic disaster. Tourist Internet businesses have collapsed under direct competition, locals can't get on computers during peak tourist season. WiFi is out of control, tourists sitting on the floor and yaking loudly on skype.
Silence an attribute for learning, study and reading has disappeared.
The Library is now a social networking arcade for tourists funded by NZ taxpayers.
Our data charges are 4 times higher than the developed world, and we borrow 300 million bucks a week to keep us afloat. yet we can afford to give free internet to tourists!!! and close down local business and make library card holders wait in queues upto 3 hours of more.
The Library refuses to enact a library card system for use??? which would benefit the community. All visitors are welcome to buy a temporary library card. This is a weapon to attack businesses, destroy learning and put us second to tourists.
The whole thing stinks, its a huge calamity.
8/02/2011 9:33:49 a.m.
I think this is more a result of the National Library's (and libraries in general) vision and commitment to free access to information than telecom!
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