Wi-fi increase in Midlothian

BT Wi-fi has reached 8,100 hotspots in Midlothian.

The Scottish total is up from 320,000 in January last year, when the Midlothian share was 5,200.

Across the UK and Ireland the company has added more than 20,000 new hotspots each week over the past year, taking the total to five million.

BT saw more than 400 million connections across its wi-fi network in 2012/13 and latest figures show users’ online wi-fi time is increasing, with minutes more than tripling in the same period.

Brendan Dick, director of BT Scotland, said: “We are seeing growing use of our network as wi-fi users spend more time online and use more data. People are now so confident and comfortable with their gadgets, we’ve had to meet the demand with more hotspots in a wider choice of places – on the high street and in thousands of neighbourhoods across the country.”