If you live in the North or West of London, we’ve got some good news and some bad news.
The good news is that you’ll soon have free Wi-Fi hotspots installed across your borough! Hooray!
The bad news is that you’ll only be able to use 30 minutes of it every day. Boo!
Still, this news is a pretty big step forward in terms of the technological state of the capital. London lags behind other major cities such as Osaka, Singapore and even Tel-Aviv, all of which offer free city-wide Wi-Fi.
Barnet, Harrow, Haringey and Brent are the chosen foursome and will join Camden, Wandsworth, Hounslow, Islington, and Hammersmith and Fulham on the list of the city’s Wi-Fi covered boroughs. Discrete hotspots will be added to existing council infrastructure (think along the lines of lamp-posts and the like) by media infrastructure service Arqiva, and will utilise a mixture of 3G and 4G signal.
For those interested in more than 30 minutes usage per day, subscription rates will range from £5 per day to £30 per month.