German cable operator Kabel Deutschland has teamed up with the Berlin-Brandenburg media authority to launch a public Wi-Fi project in Berlin.
KDG is supporting 44 public hotspots across the city, providing download speeds of up to 100Mbps. Current areas covered include Hackescher Markt, Gendarmenmarkt, Unter den Linden and Kastanienallee and Kollwitz. A further 60 hotspots will be created by next summer in Berlin-Mitte, Tiergarten and Charlottenburg in the center of Potsdam.
A Hotspot Finder has been created, available via the Apple App Store, to enable people to find the nearest hotspot, with an Android version to be launched in November.
Each user will have access to 30 minutes of free surfing a day. Payment options will be introduced next year for users that require more time online. KDG customers who register will have access to open-ended free Wi-Fi.