Just four years ago, FON was a small group of WiFi addicts with a simple but ambitious goal, WiFi everywhere. Today FON is the world’s largest WiFi community. FON now has 2 million members and 1.5 million active hotspots worldwide. For those looking for WiFi on the go that means you can connect to 950,000 hotspots in the UK; 175,000 hotspots in mainland Europe; 50,000 hotspots in Japan and 325,000 hotspots across the rest of the globe, thanks to FON.

And that’s just the beginning! Our user-generated WiFi network keeps on growing. We expect FON hotspots to more than triple in 2010. This gives everyone a lot more WiFi to look forward to and plenty of reason to celebrate.

In the UK, where open WiFi is illegal, we would like to point out that FON is legal and operates together with BT. The BT FON network is the largest in the nation.

Fonera, FON’s innovative WiFi router and your ticket to free WiFi, is available from the FON shop today.

FON data from Q1 2010.

Original post on the FON blog. Read also “FON reaches 2 million members,” by TelecomPaper.

Follow Martin Varsavsky on Twitter: twitter.com/martinvars

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Patrick on April 9, 2010  · 

Felicitaciones Martin…keep like this!

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Nadim Saad on April 15, 2010  · 

Congratulations Martin! It took a bit longer than expected but I sincerely hope that all your and the team’s efforts will lead to all the success you deserve.

Good luck with tripling the hotspots this year (sounds like a very challenging goal?!).

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Faiz on May 5, 2010  · 

You have proven the famous quote of Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, “Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”

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