Wi-Fi clouds over the UK

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According to a report on The Register, Nine UK city centres are to get blanket wireless broadband coverage as part of a deal between Wi-Fi operator The Cloud and BT. About 500 BT payphones in Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Oxford, Cambridge and Liverpool, as well as in the London Boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea, Camden and Islington, are to be fitted with Wi-Fi boxes to create the "cloud" of coverage.

The Cloud’s network will be available immediately to customers of BT Openzone, O2, SkypeZones and Nintendo Wi-Fi.The company has around 6,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK, Sweden and Germany – but has stated a desire to work with local councils to expand the network still further.

Via The Register

Dave Walker