Virgin extends its free Wi-Fi coverage in Leeds

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by Nick Jaspan

Virgin Media Business has extended its free Wi-Fi service in Leeds to include the 4,500 sq m Millennium Square area of the city.
Millennium Square Leeds
Virgin began its free Wi-Fi trial in Leeds just before Xmas last year when it started offering the service in the Briggate area of the city.

The company claims that thousands of people have already signed up to the service in Leeds with almost half a million minutes of free Wi-Fi used to date.

Virgin said that speeds of up to 4Mbit/s can be accessed by users.

It is believed that Virgin is able to offer the service for free at this stage in its development because it is subsequently able to offer other mobile operators some access to its network thereby enabling  other operators to avoid the need to invest in a dedicated large base station in the area which in turn helps to reduce pressure on their current central Leeds facilities and ensure faster speeds for users.

Virgin also began trialling the free offer in Newcastle last December.

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