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The pub's a hub for U.K. rural broadband

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A new wireless broadband service is attempting to use a combination of village pubs and mesh networking to close Britain's broadband divide. Telabria announced the launch of RuralMesh, which aims to provide wireless Internet access at speeds and prices comparable to those of digital subscriber line (DSL) service, at the Wireless LAN Event in London on Tuesday.

"The pub really can be the hub for much more than just social networking. It can also act as the hub for a wireless community-wide broadband service," said Telabria CEO Jim Baker.

Graeme Wearden of ZDNet UK reported from London. For the full story, read here.
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