Free Wi-fi launched in town centre
Many of you have probably heard the great news that wi-fi is in the town centre, kindly funded by the District Council. Please see below for the launch details of the wi-fi system. Our particular wi-fi network has been built with the ability to bring superfast broadband to the town centre for those businesses based there yet are unable to get superfast broadband. Many town centres are unable to get superfast broadband as this requires major upgrade works to their telephone exchange and BT do not have this planned for at least 2 years for Faringdon, so the Chamber have been working closely with the Vale DC to put in a system that was future-proof.
If you are a business based in Faringdon town centre and unable to receive superfast broadband or FTTC (BT Infinity), and would like to, please could you let me or Trudy (or Alan Rogers at STL) know.
“People visiting the centre of Faringdon can now take advantage of free public Wi-Fi service covering the Market Place.
The new service is available in the Market Place for people to browse the internet while visiting the regular markets, doing their shopping, travelling to work or sitting in the Market Place.
The free Wi-Fi will allow people to get online quickly to find out information about local services, attractions and locations; meaning that they may explore more of the town, spend more time in the town centre, or are simply able to respond to urgent work enquiries while having lunch in the town centre.
The first time you use the service, you need to sign in to agree to the terms and conditions that are there to protect users – you can sign in via Facebook, Twitter or simply give your email address on an on-line form. The system will then recognise your IP address and you do not need to sign in for subsequent visits.