In Pictures: Most wild, wacky and wonderful Wi-Fi installations

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Paris’ Escale Numerique (meaning digital “break” or “stopover”) is intended as a stylish template for free, public high-speed Wi-Fi in Paris. Located at the Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées, it offers concrete swivel chairs, with attached round tables for laptops and electrical outlets in the base, covered by a planted roof resting on a “grove” of wooden legs suggesting trees. Designer Mathieu Lehanneur, 38, in a recent interview sees the project as the digital broadband equivalent of the city’s famous Wallace fountains, created to bring clean, free drinking water to poor residents.

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