Antwerp has instituted a new safety measure in the form of “text walking lanes” for pedestrians occupied by their phones. These lanes are in the middle of the street, clearly designated, and follow the example of similar programs in Washington D.C.
This is not a public safety measure, but rather a marketing move by local mobile firm Mlab. Mlab is a data based company that tests out connections between phones and the Internet. If there are issues with the connection, they work to find the source of the problems. Their goal is to advance network research and empower the public with information.
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