BT broadband customers will be able to access free wireless internet in 100 London pubs later this year.
The UK’s oldest telecoms provider said it was hoping to extend the service to customers outside London by installing free wi-fi in a further 200 pubs across the UK by the end of 2012.
As well as getting free access the internet, BT Broadband users will also get access London-centric editorial created by a team from Independent News & Media, the owners of the Independent and i-newspapers.
The free wi-fi service is the result of a joint venture between BT and Heineken, and is available to BT’s five million broadband customers.
Those with iPads and iPhones, and Android, Blackberry and Samsung smartphones will also be access the free hotspots ‘through other BT partnership agreements’, BT said.
The move brings the numbers of BT hotspots across the country up to 3 million.