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Free WI-Fi Access offered in London's Square Mile

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London's financial district, the Square Mile has extended an existing Wi Fi contract with The Cloud to continue offering free WI Fi access with the City of London.

The agreement comes after a temporary arrangement with The Cloud to offer Free WiFi proved popular during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, with users of the network nearly doubling compared to the previous three months.

The Cloud was the first public WiFi provider in the UK to provide blanket, city-wide coverage when it first converted the Square Mile into a single WiFi hotspot in 2007. Until now the network has been available to anyone for 15 minutes, before moving to paid-for access.

However the new agreement scraps the time limit and offers virtually unlimited access time.

The Cloud also provides a free content portal with the latest news from Sky News and Sky Sports News, as well as travel information including live TfL travel updates.

Mark Boleat, Policy Chairman at the City of London Corporation, said: "The Square Mile is home to 10,000 residents, 400,000 workers, and five million visitors a year. As the world's leading global financial and business centre, the City of London has one of the biggest concentrations of smartphones in the UK so having the best communications infrastructure in place to access vital information on the move is of critical importance,"

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