A Wi-Fi scheme will give Londoners free internet access
A Wi-Fi scheme has been announced which will give Londoners living within the Square Mile access to the internet free of charge for 15 minutes a day.
The initiative by Wi-Fi provider The Cloud, will only be available for people in the City of London and is expected to help hundreds of thousands of people in the area access the internet for a quarter of an hour.
According to The Cloud, over 350,000 city workers and visitors to the Square Mile will be able to make the most of free internet.
The scheme has been launched following the success of such an initiative in Glasgow, where thousands made use of free internet access daily.
Those wishing to access internet for longer than the fixed period may purchase minutes through a Pay as you Go or subscription system.
Naunton Dickins, managing director, The Cloud said: "We're very excited about opening up The Cloud's Wi-Fi network in the City of London, so that everyone can get a daily dose of free Wi-Fi whilst they're out and about.
"People will find their smart-phones work much better on Wi-Fi than on their mobile phone network; no more waiting for apps to appear or photos to download, this is mobile broadband in its true sense! This initiative with the City of London reflects our broader ambitions to make London a fully Wi-Fi'd city."
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