Friday, June 03, 2005

Churchgoers Get Internet Service During Service

Why???? You can keep up with the times, but you cannot keep up with God during a simple church service?? If you're that bored, do it the old-fashioned way and take a trip to the bathroom. Well, that's what I did when I was a kid. I took as long as I needed in the bathroom and always hoped that the sermon was over and it was time for communion by the time I returned from the long bathroom trip.

-S


Updated: 06:02 PM EDT
Churchgoers Get Internet Service During Service


LONDON (May 31) - British telecoms operator BT Group Plc has wired up a church in Wales to allow the congregation to hook onto local high-speed Internet connections when they want a break from the sermon.

Britain's largest fixed-line telecom operator said on Tuesday it had installed a Wi-Fi wireless network access point, known as a hotspot, in Reverend Keith Kimber's St John's Rectory church in the city of Cardiff.

"The church has to move with the times, and I wanted to make St John's a sanctuary for everyone, including business people with laptops and mobiles," Kimber said in a statement issued by BT. "I have no problem with people quietly sending an e-mail or surfing the Internet in church, as long as they respect the church."

Wi-Fi -- a medium-range wireless network that is often rolled out in coffee shops and airport lounges -- allows users of laptop computers and other gadgets to access fast Internet connections without having to struggle with wires and mismatched phone plugs.


05/31/05 09:31 ET

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