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A new partnership has been established in Lincoln that will provide customers with wireless broadband access.

AB Internet has teamed up with the City of Lincoln authority and the local university to extend its city centre wireless (Wi-Fi) hot spot to cover a much wider area.

The network provider believes that its actions could provide a template by which larger Wi-Fi hot spots are rolled out in other regions where broadband coverage is patchy.

Neil Tucker, a board member at the company, said: "AB Internet is operating [one of] the very first 'wireless cities' in the UK [to] have a truly sustainable business model."

He suggested that the approach would help to turn "rural broadband 'not' spots into really 'hot' spots, transforming the experience of local businesses and residents alike".

The new service is to be initially rolled out to city authorities and will provide city-wide broadband access for £2 per day.

Earlier this month, Somerset House and Cafe Laville were identified by network company iPass as some of the top wi-fi broadband hot spots in London.

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