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BT Openzone Tops 500000 Broadband Wireless WiFi Hotspots

Posted: 19th Aug, 2009 By: MarkJ
BT Openzone's wireless broadband service is now available at 500,000 homes, businesses and city centres in the UK and Ireland, which places it halfway towards its goal this year of building a million-strong Wi-Fi Hotspot network. Some 50,000 hotspots are available in the UK and overseas through international roaming partners.

The sites include hotspots provided by the BT FON Wi-Fi Community, BT Openzone, 12 ‘wireless’ city centres, plus BT Openzone hotspots via the BT Business Hub.

Gavin Patterson, chief executive officer, BT Retail, said:

“We've reached a significant milestone in making Wi-Fi available in places where people want to get online. 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.”

Some 4.8 million BT consumer and business broadband – plus BT Mobile Broadband - users have inclusive network minutes in their contracts to surf the net, work or make cheaper VoIP calls.
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