Virgin Media will use home routers to provide public Wi-Fi hot spots

The project is identical to what BT has done with its public Wi-Fi service, which also co-opted home routers. In both cases, the public hot spots are available at no extra charge to paying subscribers. Virgin Media’s hot spots aren’t available to non-subscribers at all, while BT’s can be accessed by customers from other ISPs for a small fee. If you’re a Virgin Media subscriber, you’ll be able to access the public hot spots (where available) by downloading the company’s app for iOS and Android. – James Vincent, The Verge

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