Free wireless Internet access in the center of my village, S. Joćo da Pesqueira

sjoaopesqueiraMy village, S. Joćo da Pesqueira, is located in the heart of the Douro Valley, a region that is strongly committed to and relying on the agriculture. This village is far away from any urban area and sometime I feel we are all a little bit isolated. Nevertheless, poor accessibility contribute to make it even more special. Or is what we want to believe.

Some weeks ago, Fernando Joćo, my brother-in-law, turned on his laptop and identified a free wireless Internet access. Since at our place we do not have any rooter to spread Internet through the house, we thought it could come from a neighbour’s. When we were connected to it, a new window pop-up. It was a message from the City Hall inviting us to use the Internet connection for free for half a hour. At the end of this trial period if we wanted to continue using it, we just had to go to the City Hall and ask for a user ID and a password. Cheap, easy and HUGELY useful.

S. Joćo da Pesqueira, a small spot in the middle of Portugal, a country where everything needs more time to occur, has free wireless Internet in the center of the village. Thank you mayor, Mr. Lima Costa, and all your crew.

Do you know any other wireless Internet town?

Oscar Quevedo

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  • Justin

    Hola Oscar.

    We have a similar system here in Jerez
    http://www.wifijerez.net/

    Um abraēo

  • http://quevedoportwine.com Oscar Quevedo

    Thank you to share it with us Justin. One more reason to visit you! Hope to go soon.

    Outro abraēo,

    Oscar

  • http://www.catavino.net Gabriella Opaz

    That’s incredible. Can your Mayor come to Terrassa and teach our government a thing or two about getting free access to information :-)

  • http://www.cortesdecima.pt Carrie Jorgensen

    Wow! I hope the mayor of Vidigueira reads your blog! This is the way to go!

  • http://www.sjpesqueira.pt

    Hei Óscar and hello everyone!!
    You can track S. Joćo da Pesqueira events at twitter.com/sjpesqueira. Right now we are not translating the twit, but we will start to do it, beggining today.
    S. Joćo da Pesqueira has one of the greatest wine events in Douro and in Portugal: VINDOURO | WINE CELEBRATION. You can have a look on past editions on http://www.vindouro.com.
    I hope to see you all this year, in late August, early September for another WINE CELEBRATION!!!
    Yours,
    Filipe José Carvalho
    S. Joćo da Pesqueira City Hall

  • jorge martins

    Parabéns caro amigo Dr. Oscar Quevedo, o site estį interessante e de facil consulta e com artigos pertinentes.