Wi-fi watch website unveiled

CNET Networks UK is launching a dedicated user-generated “wi-fi watch” website, which publishes unbiased and up-to-the-minute location reviews and reports about wi-fi hotspots for business travellers, written by business travellers.
atlarge.com is for people who need to travel connected, need to know where they can get online and whether there will be any issues or surprises that could affect their connectivity.

atlarge.com is a comprehensive guide for travellers interested in wi-fi, 3G, connection charges or other connectivity issues. The website features user reviews and ratings on everything from location and costs to ease of use, comfort, availability of power points or where travellers can get a coffee and get online.

The website launches with exclusive partner The Cloud, Europe’s leading wireless network operator. atlarge.com will be accessible to The Cloud’s customers from its login page, www.thecloud.net, enabling its wireless internet clients to check the quality of connections in their locale before they subscribe to a service.

atlarge.com launches with a focus on wi-fi hotspots at every commercial airport around the globe. In time this will expand to major hotels, conference venues and other public areas country by country.

Published by CNET Networks UK and managed by the award-wining editorial team at silicon.com, atlarge.com is a first in user-generated content for a global audience of business travellers.


Tony Hallett, site director of www.atlarge.com, said: “Fast, secure internet access is a key requisite for business travellers and they now expect wi-fi as standard at airports. Too many business travellers experience difficulties when trying to get online and their productivity and business suffer as a direct result.

“atlarge.com aims to be a trusted destination for people who need to travel connected. CNET Networks UK is bringing user-generated content to the business space to create a community for travellers who can voice their opinions, share advice and find the information they need to get connected from any commercial airport in the world.”