Free nationwide WiFi in the UK courtesy of FON and BT

Ken sez, "FON and British Telecom have partnered to create the BT FON Community to cover the entire U.K. with hundreds of thousands of BT FON hotspots. Very cool! FON has the interesting, copyleft-ish 'you share yours, you get others for free' model, or you can go all capitalistic and share revenue from your hotspot with them. This agreement will really ramp up their networking effect in the UK."

Every person in the UK who agrees to share a small portion of their home broadband connection will be able to share the connection of any other member. Anyone joining in will be able to use those FON hotspots across the world and all the new BT FON hotspots free of charge.

From the very beginning, all of you, Foneros, believed in the concept of sharing and in people's ability to build something important that would benefit everyone. BT is one of the most important telcos and ISPs in the world, so with BT FON those beliefs have proved to be well-founded!


(Thanks, Ken!)

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