Thursday, August 20, 2009

BT Reaches 500,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots

BT is now providing public wireless broadband at over 500,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the UK and Ireland. The sites include hotspots provided by the BT FON Wi-Fi Community, BT Openzone, 12 ‘wireless' city centres, plus BT Openzone hotspots via the BT Business Hub. Well known brands offering access include Hilton, Thistle and Ramada Jarvis hotels, Caffe Nero and Starbucks coffee stores, Welcome Break and Roadchef Costa service stations, BA, Flybe and Skyteam airport lounges.

BT noted that 4.8 million of its consumer and business broadband -- plus BT Mobile Broadband - users have inclusive network minutes in their contracts to surf the net, work or make cheaper VoIP calls via the hotspots. A further 50,000 hotspots are available in the UK and overseas through international roaming partners.

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