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Wireless broadband services are to be offered to consumers travelling to London on East Midlands Trains from next month.

According to the Independent's Kate Simon, Wi-Fi services are set to be added to all fast trains on the London to Sheffield line, as well as services from London to Nottingham, from September 5th.

However, while the writer praised the launch of the Wi-Fi solutions in her column for the newspaper, she suggested that asking people to pay for it was not a good idea.

She outlined: "It's purely a business decision, but those who decide to charge are misunderstanding the competitive edge that can be gained by giving their customers free access to the internet."

Ms Simon added that charging for Wi-Fi is a "burden" that tourism companies cannot afford.

Earlier this year, BT revealed that its Total Broadband subscribers can now enjoy unlimited access to 1.5 million Wi-Fi hotspots across the UK as part of their deals.

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