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Mayor of London Boris Johnson is pushing for city-wide wireless access to be rolled out across the metropolis.

Speaking to BBC London 94.9, Mr Johnson backed complete coverage across the capital as a way of helping people access the internet.

The former Conservative Party MP commented: "What we need is a city where anywhere you go, you can log on, you can get on the web. They've done it in other parts of the world; why on earth can't we do it?

"Let's look at ways that we can improve the infrastructure in this city so that there's Wi-Fi access everywhere."

The mayor was speaking after Gordon Brown announced the allocation of £300 million worth of vouchers to help school children receive home broadband.

Stratford, an area set to undergo major redevelopment in time for the 2012 Olympics, could be earmarked as the first London location to receive widespread wireless.

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