This week's Folkestone Herald would have it in their business section that the first Folkestone wireless hotspot has just been introduced at the Portland Hotel. It's not free unfortunately, but it means you can take your wireless device (laptop, pocket pc, etc) into the hotel or the connected Skuba bar and get webbing.
It would seem not to be the first in Folkestone as the Wetherspoons offered this service too, not sure if it still does though.
This is part of my website The Folkestone Gerald that I built in a fury of enthusiasm when we first moved here sometime in 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that so I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was a lot more dynamic with a gig calendar and voting for favourite places and stuff, and I know it was a useful resource for those who were thinking of moving here. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just to Hythe) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is now becoming the exciting place we knew it was just about to. My name is not Gerald BTW, the name comes from a pretend paper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do get in touch if you have something to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.