Wifi Lewisham

Will Lewisham become one giant wifi hotspot? (Answer: yes, see below)

This week at Google Zeitgeist, Mayor Boris announced that London will become fully wifi-enabled by 2012. It wasn’t entirely clear whether this was a plan or a vision or just something he came up with on the hoof, in order to have something to say to an audience of technophiles. Several news outlets reported that 22 London boroughs are backing the scheme, but enquiries to both the GLA and the Borough of Lewisham have so far drawn a blank as to whether this borough is among them. If you are Mayor Bullock and reading this, please fill us in.

Some parts of Deptford and north Brockley appear to be covered already by a wifi hotspot and we suppose there are others that serve business clusters and many local businesses in Brockley now offer free wifi, so how much of a difference would it make to you?

UPDATE: Lewisham Council press office have sprung in to action to confirm that yes, they are one of the 22 Councils that have pledged to go wifi