"I will write to my MP asking for free Wireless Internet access in the British Library but only if 20 other people will pledge to write to their MP to ask for it too."
— Tom Steinberg, director of mySociety
Deadline to sign up by: 5th July 2005
34 people signed up (14 over target)
Country: United Kingdom
Wireless internet access at the British Library is an absurd four pounds fifty an hour. Even in the more free-market US, WiFi is free in public libraries - that's why you go to them, for free access to knowledge. Lack of wireless actually makes research at the libraries harder and slower, anyone who's done research in the last few years knows how important it is to use the net to find references to hard-copy books and journals .
www.WriteToThem.com makes it incredibly easy to write to your MP to ask them to change this. I am convinced that if 20 of us use it to write to our various MPs we can get this silly situation changed for the better. Sign up now and we'll get a better, more useful national resource.
Tom Steinberg, the Pledge Creator, joined by: