A £150m Government project is underway to turn more than 1,000 UK public buildings into public Wi-Fi hotspots by March 2015.
The project is part of the Government’s multi-million pound ‘SuperConnected Cities’ programme, which aims to enhance public broadband access.
And it means more people will be able to use free broadband from laptops and other mobile devices in public places such as libraries, museums, transport hubs and sports centres, across the UK.
“The digital landscape of the UK is undergoing a period of tremendous improvement and is all part of the Government’s long term economic plan,” said the Government’s Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey.
“For businesses, visitors and the UK public, accessing Wi-Fi in our cities is absolutely vital.
“These free hotspots will be instrumental in making UK cities even more appealing as places to not only do business, but to visit as well.”
Some UK buildings are already offering the service but the remainder are expected to be up running by March 2015.