Great leap forward for free Wi-Fi in the UK
Can free Wi-Fi ever be a bad thing? We’ve done some rudimentary mathematics using our fingers and toes and decided that no, it can not. So it’s hats off to a new company, Freerunner, who are promising to spread free Wi-Fi all over the land, starting off in the North East of England.
They’re aiming to supply Wi-Fi to “underserved and digitally remote” areas of the UK with the installation of free-to-use access points in public and commercial venues. The venue pays, at a cost that Freerunner says is significantly less than rivals such as The Cloud and BT, and we, the customers get free internet access.
They’ll also be providing their services free-of-charge to what they describe as “community-oriented venues” – public libraries, community centres, schools etc. If you’re a business that already has a broadband connection that you’d like to share with your customers now, you can do it for as little as £149.99 (plus VAT) per year. As far as we can see, everyone’s going to win out of this one.