UK telco BT is rolling out a programme to build wi-fi networks in six key cities across the country, with a further six to follow.

The Wireless City initiative will give on-the-move broadband internet access via linked wi-fi grids installed in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Cardiff and Westminster in London.

Says Steve Andrews, converged communications services chief at BT: "We have been thrilled with the overwhelming response of local authorities and businesses wanting to be part of this wireless revolution."

BT is also planning to develop a range of public information services for local authorities in these cities and share the revenues they generate.

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