Birmingham plans free Wi-Fi access in city centre

Tuesday 9 July 2013 | 10:47 CET | News
Birmingham City Council's Cabinet will vote on proposals to provide free Wi-Fi access across key parts of the city centre as part of plans to improve broadband coverage in the city. The Next Generation Wireless Connectivity Contract would see a wholesale broadband provider (WBP) given permission to use city street furniture (lamp-posts and CCTV columns) to enhance 3G and roll out further 4G capacity to mobile broadband users. The initial roll-out of the unlimited free Wi-Fi would see access made available at key locations across the city centre where people congregate outside, such as

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