notspot

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Blend of not and hotspot

NounEdit

notspot (plural notspots)

  1. (informal) An area where wireless Internet access is not available.
    • 2009, Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Welsh Affairs Committee, Digital inclusion in Wales: thirteenth report of session 2008-09 (page 140)
      The exchange enablement phase of the RIBS programme was completed in July 2007. Now seeking to address broadband notspots.
    • 2009, Jane Wakefield (BBC News), Need to tackle 'social' notspots
      Some 17 million people in the UK - 30% of the population - are estimated to be offline because they simply don't want it. Some have opted out for economic reasons while others believe broadband has no relevance to their lives.
    • 2010, BBC News, Erbistock villagers quoted £550,000 for broadband link
      "We've been able to do this work for £50,000," said Mr Lewis.
      "I'm not sure why BT said it would cost so much more, but essentially this is a case of community action and a small company working together.
      "This is now the first Welsh notspot area to receive broadband using this method. We hope to go live in October."
Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 11:36