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Freerunner is looking to install wireless broadband (Wi-Fi) hotspots in areas across the UK as part of a new initiative.

The firm is investing in free Wi-Fi connections in local communities seen as deprived or remote.

Communities can apply for one of the 50 connections before September 25th and Freerunner has also teamed up with to offer free Wi-Fi to charities across the UK.

Owen Geddes, Chief Executive Officer of Freerunner, said "people need internet access" and the "most basic human right" is not being given to those in deprived or remote areas.

"Freerunner can help rise to the challenge set out in the Digital Britain Report - we believe that it is now time for entrepreneurial commercial businesses to take the initiative and solve the problem," he added.

"Our team is on stand-by to install an initial 50 hotspots across the UK no matter where they are, and are working to find commercial sponsors for more future locations."

Babcock International recently proposed a new Wi-Fi project which could be up and running in Norwich city centre by April 2010, reports the Norwich Evening News.

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