Skype will be offering free access to public Wi-Fi hotspots across the UK during the upcoming first ever Internet Week Europe.
The first ever Internet Week Europe, to be held from 8 November to 12 November, will celebrate internet organisations, internet culture and the impact the web has had on people's life. It will include over 80 events held across London.
People will be able to access the internet from public Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK by using Skype Access, an app which allows users to access Wi-Fi from other providers and pay for it with Skype credits, but for the duration of the festival will be free.
David-Michel Davies, co-chairman, Internet Week Europe, said in a statement to The Guardian: “Internet Week Europe is all about the impact that the web has on our daily lives, from business to entertainment. What better way to celebrate that impact than partnering with Skype to make the Internet more accessible than ever?”