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The number of minutes spent online by BT customers using its wireless services has doubled over the last 12 months.

According to newly-released figures from the telecoms giant, the amount of Wi-Fi minutes being used from April to September 2008 at both BT's Openzone hotspots and by users of its FON network was up by 100 per cent from the corresponding period a year previously.

Further data reveals that in one week during September, a total of ten million online minutes were used up by BT customers browsing the net via its wireless services.

Dave Hughes, director of BT wireless broadband, commented: "It is great to see users embracing broadband on the move, and BT is committed to keeping customers connected with a fast and reliable service in or out of the home or office.

"We have already built extensive Wi-Fi coverage with BT Openzone at thousands of popular locations and, as BT FON grows daily, the choice of places to connect is getting better and better."

According to BT, minutes per day spent online by its wireless users averaged out at more than one million.

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