Europe’s Largest Free Metropolitan Wi-Fi Network Launches in London and MeshHopper announce today that they have partnered to launch “” which will provide free Wi-Fi access along the Thames River for 22 kilometres from Millbank to Greenwich. This new service will not only provide free Wi-Fi Internet access in hotels, restaurants, cafes and offices along the riverside, but also to people in boats on the Thames.

“This really marks the arrival of free Wi-Fi in greater London,” said Dan Toomey, Chief Executive Officer of “Millions of Londoners as well as commuters, visitors and tourists can now expect to find free Wi-Fi as they work or play along the Thames,” he added. “We look forward to working with to ensure the success of the service here in London as well as in other cities throughout Europe.”

The free Wi-Fi service will be supported by sponsors, and users will be asked to watch a 15-30 second advert in order to obtain 15 minutes of free wireless Internet service.

“The market asked us for free Wi-Fi and we listened,” said Nigel Wesley, Chief Executive Officer of MeshHopper. “Since 2005, we’ve been opening up digital access with affordable Wi-Fi offers. This free service will broaden our appeal further and make Internet access available to everyone, even those who are not willing or not able to pay.”

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