The new measures have been put in place following consultations
with the groups customers many of which are family orientated such
as Pizza Express, Caffe Nero and Wagamama.
The measures will come into place from mid-October 2012 and will
apply as standardised measures in all the venues that sign up to
Vince Russell, Managing Director of The Cloud, said:
"Our venue partners have told us
their customers want to be able to surf the web but with the
confidence that their children won't run the risk of being exposed
to inappropriate material.
Our new default setting means
parents can have peace of mind that their children are protected in
public places when they're online.
Having been the first in the UK
to offer this protection as an option to our partners in October
2007 we're proud to continue to be leading the WiFi industry in
this important area."
The Cloud is free for Sky's 4 million fixed line broadband
customers who can enjoy free and unlimited access to their
It is estimated that up to 5 million use The Cloud network every
day by visiting one of its partners.