BT says it’s on track to have 500,000 WiFi hotspots working across London in time for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including exclusive WiFi service across the Olympic Park in East London. The figure is a combination of commercial-standard hotspots plus thousands of independent businesses and homes that have joined the BT FON community.
Nine Olympic venues including the Olympic Stadium, the Aquatics Centre, Velodrome and all public areas of the Olympic Park will be served by a new network of nearly 1,000 WiFi access points.
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said “This is fantastic news for the millions of visitors coming to the capital to enjoy this incredible summer of sport but even better news for London's businesses who will continue to reap the benefits of this boost to the city’s ever expanding digital infrastructure long after the Games are over.”
WiFi access from BT is free for the company’s broadband customers and can be bought online by other users. BT currently offers over four million hotspots across the UK.