Friday, 17 February 2012

Free wi-fi for Brookside ... Community Centre

The free wi-fi for Brookside that was prematurely reported on by the Shropshire Star isn't estate-wide wireless internet coverage at all, just opening up the internet connection already in the community centre to the public.

The Shropshire Star picked up a line in a council report about free wi-fi for Brookside which was mistakenly taken to mean the estate being blanketed in wireless internet connectivity, not helped by confused messages from Telford & Wrekin Council.

I still hope Telford & Wrekin will get round to providing free wi-fi across the borough if they follow a cost-effective and legal model.  It will not only help reduce unemployment and improve social mobility but it will help make Telford more attractive to visitors.