In February of 2006 the Corporation of the City of London announced that a company had been chosen to install a Wi-Fi network to cover the Square Mile - the financial center of London. The project would be operative in six months and would provide access to the internet with equipment installed on lamp posts and street signs. Michael Snyder, chairman of the City of London's policy committee, said: "The City is a fast-moving and dynamic environment and we are responding to the increasing time pressures faced by City workers by providing the technology for them to stay up to date" (Oates. 2006).
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