Community WiFi scheme of Superfast Essex project now open to all suppliers

The regional Superfast Essex project which runs the Community WiFi scheme, will make it available to all suppliers this month. Earlier the scheme was offered to only communities, to help them deploy a public wireless network, using local hubs like the community centre, or village halls. The scheme was launched last year and funded by […]

Openreach’s deal with Grosvenor to upgrade will help more parts of Mayfair and Belgravia

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland owns many properties in the West End including Belgravia and Mayfair. The company has announced a co-investment deal with Openreach, the telecoms infrastructure giant, with a plan to spend £2 million over 5 years to upgrade broadband on its properties across London, using a combination of FTTP and FTTC tech. Some […]

Cloud strategy of Aylesbury Vale council uses AI to reduce costs

The Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) has launched a new programme called Connected Knowledge for its working practices, a part of which involves installing artificial intelligence (AI) with the help of Digital Genius. AVDC began five years ago its cloud strategy, involving a transition to virtualised working. The ‘Human AI Customer Service Platform’ of Digital […]

Openreach and Northumberland join to launch £2.2m rural community broadband fund

The Northumberland County Council has been joined by Openreach to launch a new community fund to expand coverage to 95% of county premises, by the end of the year. The £2.2 million community fund would help give access to superfast broadband (24Mbps+) to a further 2,000 local premises. The new fund is inviting those communities […]

Tower Hamlets to get free Wifi with £1.75 million from council

The Tower Hamlets council has set aside for a free WiFi scheme, a sum of £1.75 million, approved by the the cabinet members. The London Borough in East London will provide the service to the borough’s town centres and social housing sites through a phased roll-out and the first areas on the free Wi-Fi project […]

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