Some people are said to have even brought their notebooks to the park bench to be used for the purpose
The world’s first internet park bank has naturally caused a sensation. It went online on monday. However, it soon became clear that internet infrastructures in public areas are not without risks. Already a few hours after the start, vandals tried to paralyze it.
The british branch of msn had the idea of setting up a park bench with internet access for several notebooks in the public park of bury st. Edmunds in suffolk. Edmunds park in suffolk with internet access. Then it would be possible to use the internet "in a more natural environment" enjoy. Four devices can be connected at the same time in the natural environment, if rain, wind or cold do not limit the enjoyment. The internet users were to be allowed to use the connection free of charge for three months. For safety’s sake, the bench was secured with steel straps before it was taken away. The cables from the connections in the backrests were led under the ground inside the bench to the telephone network.