The City of London Corporation has extended its partnership with WiFi provider The Cloud, enabling anyone to enjoy unlimited free WiFi inside the ‘Square Mile’ financial district.
There’s been a free WiFi service available in the City of London since 2007, although until now it’s only been free for the first 15 minutes. A temporary arrangement to provide unlimited access during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games saw user numbers almost double compared with the previous three months.
Mark Boleat, Policy Chairman at the City of London Corporation, said “The Square Mile is home to 10,000 residents, 400,000 workers, and five million visitors a year. As the world’s leading global financial and business centre, the City of London has one of the biggest concentrations of smartphones in the UK so having the best communications infrastructure in place to access vital information on the move is of critical importance. This partnership between the City of London Corporation and The Cloud will ensure that the Square Mile keeps pace with growing demand in a rapidly evolving technological landscape.”
Free WiFi from The Cloud includes a content portal with information from Sky News and Sky Sports News, live travel updates and adult content filtering.
The Cloud provides around 15,000 WiFi hotspots across the UK; partners include Caffè Nero, Eat, First Great Western, Greggs, London Overground, Network Rail stations, PizzaExpress, Pret, Wagamama and WH Smith.