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The government is to make free Wi-Fi available in more than 1,000 public buildings across the UK.

Over the coming months, libraries, museums, civic centres, transport hubs, sporting complexes and other buildings will become wireless broadband hotspots.

Some sites have already gone live and the remainder should be online by March 2015.

The project is part of the government’s £150 million SuperConnected Cities programme, which is aimed at transforming the digital capability of UK cities.

Ed Vaizey, the Digital Economy Minister, said the digital landscape of the UK is undergoing "a period of tremendous improvement" as part of the government’s long-term economic plan.

"For business, visitors and the UK public, accessing Wi-Fi in our cities is absolutely vital," he stated.

"These free hotspots will be instrumental in making UK cities even more appealing as places to not only do business, but to visit as well."

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