BT holds half a million wi-fi hotspots

ISP says it?s halfway to reaching its target coverage in UK
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BT has revealed that it has installed half a million wi-fi hotspots across the UK and Ireland, half of its target number.

These hotspots include those provided by BT’s FON wi-fi community, Openzone, 12 wireless city centres and the BT business hub.

A further 50,000 hotspots are available overseas through BT’s international roaming partners.

“We’ve reached a significant milestone in making wi-fi available in places where people want to get online,” said BT’s chief executive officer Gavin Patterson. “As the UK’s largest broadband retailer, we’re happy to offer the biggest wi-fi network too. We’ll continue to expand from here.”

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