International happenings: broadband in the sewers, WiFi in the subways

It seems that things are just done different elsewhere in the world than they are in the U.S. While Americans fret about alligators running loose in their sewers, a technology company is planning to install a fiber optic system in Derry, Ireland's sewer system. Obviously, the network is meant for above-ground users.

In South Korea, meanwhile, KT Corp plans to offer WiFi services in "a number of subway trains in Seoul" starting in November "with a view to catering to increasing demand for data. In this instance, the below-ground crowd is expected to benefit.

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