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Free Public Gigabit WiFi is Coming to Wetherby in West Yorkshire UK

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 (12:01 am) - Score 1,676
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Local residents, businesses and visitors to the West Yorkshire market town of Wetherby can now access wireless internet speeds of up to 1Gbps from a free public WiFi network, which is being run by Harrogate-based ISP IntechnologyWiFi on behalf of the Town Council.

The new network, which has been installed around the town centre at “no cost to the taxpayer” (Leeds City Council supported the project by providing access to local street furniture), has been given the name (SSID) “_wetherbyfreewifi“. However Gigabit capable public WiFi is often a lot slower than the stated peak speed due to all the usual issues of shared capacity, end-user device limitations and signal quality etc.

Apparently IntechnologyWiFi will also be providing its lifestyle app, Citi-Wise, featuring relevant local content about things to do and see in Wetherby.

A Spokesperson for Wetherby Town Council said:

“We are delighted that IntechnologyWiFi is investing in Wetherby to increase our access to the digital economy.

We appreciate that we have a charming, historic town and we like that, but equally we recognise that technology is always moving forwards and creating new opportunities for business and tourism.

It’s wonderful that Wetherby will be at the forefront of technology. Free public WiFi will attract more people into our town centre and is a real advantage for us and for local businesses.”

Natalie Duffield, CEO of IntechnologyWiFi, added:

“Wetherby is a beautiful town with a rich history but internet access has been patchy which can limit opportunities in this digital age.

We have installed the best available technologies across the town centre for the benefit of local businesses, residents and visitors.”

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  1. Avatar Meadmodj

    MJ thanks. Very interesting business model IntechnologyWIFI are following. They appear to be very successful signing up councils and are growing.

    Although the free WIFI offering (councils appear to slightly differ) is primarily promoted as an outdoor service are there limitations to access i.e if you live in close proximity to a hotspot you could actually dispense with fixed broadband?.

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