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BT Hits Record Two Million Wi-Fi Hotspots Milestone

BT has confirmed that it still owns and operates the largest amount public Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK after hitting the 2 million hotspots milestone last week.

The company reached the 2 million Wi-Fi hotspots milestone after it connected London's Charing Cross Tube Station with its BTOpenzone network.

BT's vast Wi-Fi network comprises of hotspots under the BT FON Wi-Fi Community, that has 1,955,000 hotspots, BT Openzone, that offers 3,900, and BT Openzone hotspots via the BT Business Hub, that includes 195,000.

The Wi-Fi hotspots are spread over a number of locations across the UK, including homes, hotels, public places, hotels, independent businesses, high street retail outlets and city centres.

“Demand for wireless access is growing at a record rate, we’ve have added more than 780,000 hotspots in the last six months and will continue to meet the demand as more and more smart-phone, laptop, tablet, iPod and e-reader users choose WiFi,” Gavin Patterson, CEO of BT Retail said in a statement to ISP Review.