BT to add wi-fi access to 300 pubs

'A pint of lager, some dry roasted peanuts and a spot of wireless internet access please barman...'

'A pint of lager, some dry roasted peanuts and a spot of wireless internet access please barman...'

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BT is opening Openzone hotspots in 100 London pubsPhoto: BT

Good news for thirsty road warriors who need a place to 'work on a presentation' away from the hustle and bustle of the office – BT is extending wi-fi access to a raft of pubs and bars in London.

BT Openzone hotspots have been launched at 100 bars and pubs across the capital, BT said, with 200 more pubs around the UK set to get their own BT hotspots by the end of next year.

There are now over three million BT hotspots in the UK, of which 200,000 went live in the last three months.

The latest pub hotspots are being opened as part of a partnership between BT and brewer Heineken.

The deal will also see pub patrons able to access the Heineken Hub, a site with local content from daily newspaper The Independent and sister publication i.

For those who prefer beer to lager, there are already BT hotspots in 13 Shepherd Neame pubs, while for non-tipplers, BT also supply wi-fi at ubiquitous coffee chain Starbucks.

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