The Wi-Fi, tested during the 2012 Olympics, was a success, seeing a 100% increase in use of the wireless service. The Cloud has been providing internet to the city since 2007, but was only free for the first 15 minutes. This recent deal allows unlimited internet access. Access points are installed on lampposts and CCTV masts, and covers 95% of the Square Mile.
Policy Chairman at the City of London Corporation, Mark Boleat, said that compared to the rest of the UK, London has the most smartphone users. He said: “Having the best communications infrastructure in place to access vital information on the move is of critical importance. This partnership between the City of London Corporation and The Cloud will ensure that the Square Mile keeps pace with growing demand in a rapidly evolving technological landscape.”
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