The UK's wireless net credentials have been boosted with the launch of a wi-fi sharing community by BT.

BT has backed a global wireless sharing service called Fon, billing it as the "world's largest wi-fi community".

The firm's three million broadband customers will be able to share their wi-fi with others in the Fon community.

I like the idea but I also hate it at the same time.

I like it because it will give you the ability to share files with people, music, videos etc but I hate it because it also poses as a security risk much in the same way Limewire is if you are not careful on what you share and download. - unless of course FON is "only" for sharing internet connection and no access to the LAN.

Either way I'm totally off ADSL based broadband after a bad experience with Sky, kudos to BT for launching something like this but all the best too!