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The Cloud and Microsoft bringing free Wi-Fi to train stations

Wednesday, March 27th 2013 by Paul France
The Cloud and Microsoft partner to offer free Wi-Fi connectivity at train stations

The Cloud and Microsoft are bringing free Wi-Fi to train stations across the UK.

Wi-Fi provider The Cloud has announced that Microsoft is to sponsor its unlimited free internet service in train stations across the UK.

Passengers at Leeds, Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Glasgow Central, London Cannon Street, London Euston and London Bridge already receive Wi-Fi for free for the first 15 minutes of browsing.

However, the new rollout will see the Wi-Fi service offered for free around the clock until April 24th in a larger number of Network Rail, First Great Western, London Overground and Greater Anglia stations.

Chief marketing officer at Microsoft UK Philippa Snare said: "This campaign is designed to help commuters tap into new ways of working. The mobile workforce is constantly growing and, as such, so is the need to access mobile internet. "

Figures from Ofcom show that mobile device ownership is at an all-time high in the UK, with two-fifths of adults now using a smartphone. Ms Snare added that the aim of the project is to ensure that people can work from anywhere.

The Cloud estimates that around seven million people a day pass through its network.

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