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Sky Pushing Out 10,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots With The Cloud

Sky is planning to enhance the service it provides to its broadband customers with the addition of 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the UK.

This extensive new battery of mobile surfing access points will be delivered via The Cloud, and they'll provide unlimited and free Wi-Fi access.

The scheme, due to be initiated later this month, will see the launch of hotspots in outlets such as Pizza Express, Pret A Manger, JD Wetherspoons and Caffe Nero. Users will login via a single Sky account, and a Sky Cloud Wi-Fi app will also be rolled out, to allow for easy access on iOS and Android handsets.

The app, like the service, will be free to Sky Broadband Unlimited, Sky Fibre Unlimited and Sky Connect users.

Lyssa McGowan, Director of Communication Products at Sky, commented: "Wi-Fi Hotspots from The Cloud now gives millions of Sky customers quick and easy one-touch access whenever they want to be online."

"And by ensuring our hotspots are located where our customers need them most, they know they'll never be far from a high speed connection. With a one-off registration process, they'll automatically connect to the network, which takes all the usual hassle out of connecting to Wi-Fi."

The news comes nearly one month after Virgin Media announced that its customers would get free Wi-Fi on the London Underground. All good news for Sky broadband subscribers, then.

Source: T3 (opens in new tab)

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