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Greggs has announced plans to have Wi-Fi connections in all of its stores by the summer thanks to a deal with BSkyB's The Cloud.

In the near future, people waiting in line for their sandwich or pasty at one of the bakeries or making use of the cafe facilities in some shops will be able to check their email or browse the web on their smartphone or tablet device.

The rollout is starting this month with 100 shops per week being kitted out until all 1,571 are connected to the web. Once the project is complete, Greggs will boast the most Wi-Fi enabled outlets on Britain's high street.

Vince Russell, Managing Director at The Cloud, said: “Greggs might not be the kind of brand you immediately associate with Wi-Fi, but this deal shows how mainstream this technology has become.

"It’s no longer the preserve of hotels or train stations where businessmen log on to check their emails – it’s used by all sorts of people for everyday reasons like updating their Facebook, Twitter or Foursquare accounts when they’re on the go."

The Cloud has also signed deals with a number of other high street chains including Mamas & Papas, Ted Baker and Phones4u.

In the next month, Sky Broadband Unlimited customers will be given free access to The Cloud via its network of 10,000 hotspots.  

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