Home » 

UK ISP News Archives

 » 
Sponsored
By: MarkJ - 23 September, 2011 (12:31 AM)
uk swindon wi-fiThe Swindon Borough Council has confirmed that it's close to signing a new deal with UK Broadband (PCCW) and Capita that could save its failing efforts to operate a FREE and sustainable wireless internet access service across the Borough (186,000 people).

The original Digital City (Signal) project, which offered a basic/slow Wi-Fi service for free and faster/more flexible options for a monthly fee of between £5.99 and £12.99, cost the council roughly £400,000 (loan) to deploy but failed to generate the necessary return on that investment.

A UK Broadband Spokesperson said (Swindon Advertiser):

"We’re delighted to be in discussions with Swindon to provide the first hybrid wireless network in the UK that includes 4G LTE. The hybrid network combines a high-speed wireless fixed link network with a 4G LTE high-speed mobile data network.

This means that high speed, reliable, fixed and mobile data services that offer a range of benefits for the public sector, businesses, and consumers would be available across Swindon during next year."

Precise details are unclear but the council will not be putting any investment capital in upfront. Sadly the trade off is that Swindon residents will lose their access to a FREE service option, at least for now, which certainly takes away the main attraction.
Option: Link | Search

Generated in 0.15449 seconds.
DB queries: 6
 Latest UK ISP News
 Cheapest Superfast Broadband ISPs
  • Vodafone £22.00
    Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Hyperoptic £22.00
    Speed 50Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: Promo Code: HYPER21
  • Onestream £22.50 (*27.99)
    Speed 45Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • xln telecom £22.74 (*47.94)
    Speed 66Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Plusnet £22.99 (*36.52)
    Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: £65 Reward Card
Large Availability | Compare More ISPs
 Cheapest Ultrafast Broadband ISPs
  • Vodafone £26.00
    Speed: 100Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Virgin Media £27.99 (*51.00)
    Speed: 108Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Hyperoptic £29.00 (*35.00)
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: Promo Code: HYPER21
  • TalkTalk £32.00 (*39.95)
    Speed: 145Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Giganet £35.00
    Speed: 200Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
Large Availability | Compare More ISPs
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms  ,  Privacy and Cookie Policy  ,  Links  ,  Website Rules