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BT Signs Deal to Rollout FREE WiFi Around Nottingham City Centre

Friday, March 27th, 2015 (11:20 am) - Score 670

The Nottingham City Council and BT have today signed a new contract that will see the telecoms operator deploy free public WiFi wireless Internet hotspots across much of the city centre, which should benefit 310,000 residents as well as local businesses and visitors etc.

Apparently BT will build 41 key access points for the service throughout the city centre (including the Market Square, main shopping and leisure areas and the Creative Quarter) and the service should start to go live during the early summer 2015 period.

Councillor Nick McDonald said: “We’re really pleased to have signed this major agreement with BT to bring free and unlimited wi-fi to everyone when they’re out and about in the city centre. … The free wi-fi will come at no cost to the council or tax payers and in return, BT will get access to some of Nottingham’s lamp posts and other street furniture, allowing the company to install new mobile infrastructure.”

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