You might remember BT giving up on its BT Openzone and BT Fon branches in order to launch an all new general BT Wi-Fi sector.
And it seems that the venture kicked off with a bang as the telecoms giant just announced that it completed rolling out as many as 500,000 Wi-Fi hotspots all around the capital.
The initial target was 475,000, however BT was somewhat slow in hitting the target on time (last May it still was behind by 25,000), which is why it decided to go full speed ahead and set up quite a few new hubs along the River Thames, 27 miles of it, in fact.
The head of BT Wi-Fi, Andy Baker, said in his supporting statement:
“We’re giving Londoners and visitors as many places as possible to get online, keep in touch, work and share their experiences of the exciting events happening across London.”
It is worth noting that a lot of BT’s hotspots are fixed-line customers who shared access to their hotspot as a part of what previously was known as BT Fon.
Also, if you were lucky enough to get tickets for some Olympic events and accessed broadband from the Olympic Park, you would have noticed that BT was the only provider out there.