The square mile now has Wi-Fi. The Cloud, as it is called, is to be free for the first month, but after that there will be a charge.

Contrast this with the proposed San Francisco Municipal Wireless scheme, and the Cloud starts to look fairly weak. In contrast with London's single square mile of coverage, the San Francisco scheme will cover a much larger area, and will be provided free of cost to the end user.

Compared to what they're rolling out in San Francisco, and many other US cities for that matter, the Cloud is just a glorified version of what's already running in every coffee house in South East England.