Four more London boroughs set to receive free Wi-Fi hotspots

Callum Tennent
February 17, 2014

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.


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Callum Tennent

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