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Mar 30 '20 08:49

The municipality of Amsterdam is making 3,250 laptops and 450 WiFi hotspots available to pupils who do not have the proper equipment at home to follow distance education while the schools are closed during the coronavirus crisis. With this emergency measure, alderman Marjolein Moorman wants to combat inequality and prevent children from falling behind, she said to AT5.

The laptops and WiFi hotspots will be available to pupils who need them for as long as the schools are closed. The laptops will be distributed on Monday. A maximum of one laptop is available per family.

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Feb 1 '20 08:00

The WiFi networks WeWork offers tenants of its three Amsterdam offices are so poorly secured that hackers can access tenants' computers with out much difficulty, NU.nl reports based on research the news site did with two cyber security consultants.

WeWork is part of America's The We Company. It rents office space to companies and self-employed. It has offices in 33 countries, including three in Amsterdam.

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Dec 2 '19 08:58

NS wants to use WiFi tracking to improve and expand its app that finds empty seats on a train. The current methods used are too imprecise. The rail company is waiting for the Dutch Data Protection Authority to green light this plan, Udo Oelen, NS' privacy director, said to Trouw.

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Mar 17 '17 17:45

TU Eindhoven researchers believe they have the solution for current slow WiFi problems - wireless internet through infrared. According to the researchers, such a system will never become overloaded and is up to 100 times faster than a proper WiFi connection, NOS reports. 

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Dec 7 '16 15:55

The Dutch government wants everyone in the country to have access to high speed internet. Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs calls wireless internet a basic need, such as water and electricity. The government is working hard to make fast wireless internet available to everyone in the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports. 

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Apr 15 '16 11:25

NS' new Sprinters, expected to hit the rails next year, will all be equipped with WiFi, power outlets, USB connections and toilets. The Dutch railway company is also equipping 131 old Sprinters with toilets.

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Apr 13 '15 17:05

All NS Intercity trains will be equipped with 4G mobile internet connections by the end of the summer, reports public transport news outlet OV Magazine. The first Intercity trains with high-speed internet are already operational.

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Mar 10 '15 11:42

Minister Henk Kamp (Economic Affairs) wants to promote high-speed internet in rural areas in the Netherlands. He wrote a letter to the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) explaining the measures he wants to use to accomplish this.

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Jan 27 '15 17:40

Rotterdam will soon start measuring how many people visit the city and how long they stay there with the new City Traffic system. Visitors will be automatically registered in the city center through mobile phone signals, Bluetooth and WiFi.

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Aug 12 '14 10:02

Research from Multiscope shows that the tendency to continue work during the holidays is increasing. The wider availability of internet via wifi is making accessing work during vacation time easier, the NOS reports.

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Apr 24 '14 08:43

Internet on Dutch trains will remain free for the next years. In principle, free wifi on intercity's will remain free until 2025 according to plans from Dutch Railways (NS).

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Feb 18 '14 04:33

Dutch phone providers will likely be obligated to make stolen phone useless, starting January 1st, when a new law takes effect. The U.S.A. is working on a similar law, that will also take effect on the same date.

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Feb 11 '14 11:17

A super-antenna has been developed in the Netherlands that is going to change the online world and deliver unto us a wifi Valhalla.

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Dec 30 '13 11:17

Passengers riding the NS trains may be blocked from accessing streaming media services like YouTube and Spotify when using the free Wi-Fi onboard, an independent market regulator said on Monday. The Netherlands Consumer and Market Authority (ACM) said their investigation focused on the legality of restricting traffic on the open network.

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Apr 22 '13 15:55

Travelers can use the free Internet in trains for another year. The Dutch Railways, Nederlandse spoorwegen (NS), extends its contract for wifi in intercity trains with provider T-Mobile with another year.

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