wifi

Survey reveals South West parents’ broadband battles

Four in 10 families in the South West now have more rows about their internet use than they do about what to watch on TV – as the typical house juggles NINE connected devices at once.

A national poll of 2,000 parents found three quarters have argued about the broadband as they battle to home school and work from home.

And families based in the South West estimate a quarter...

Connecting Devon and Somerset, broadband, Devon

New contractors to roll out fibre broadband across region

Three companies have been selected to roll-out full fibre broadband networks on behalf of the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme, backed by Government funding. Airband, Truespeed and Wessex Internet will be installing full fibre broadband across Devon and Somerset to more than 56,000 rural homes and businesses over the next four years. The combined public and private sector...

Connecting Devon and Somerset, broadband, Devon

New contractors to roll out fibre broadband across region

Three companies have been selected to roll-out full fibre broadband networks on behalf of the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme, backed by Government funding. Airband, Truespeed and Wessex Internet will be installing full fibre broadband across Devon and Somerset to more than 56,000 rural homes and businesses over the next four years. The combined public and private sector...

Council leader calls for improved mobile and Wi-Fi connectivity on trains

Plymouth City Council’s Leader is calling on the Government to make mobile phone companies improve mobile and Wi-Fi connectivity on trains between Plymouth and London.

Councillor Tudor Evans has written to Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, the Oliver Letwin MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture and the Digital...

Plymouth gets better connected with BT Wi-fi

Planning permission has now been given for wi-fi transmitters to be installed on lamp posts as part of the roll-out of free BT Wi-fi in Plymouth.

Engineers will begin installing transmitters on lamp posts and buildings in preparation for a free wi-fi network going live this Spring across a wider area of the city centre as well as the waterfront.

The West End, as well as the...

Free Wi-fi now live in Plymouth City Centre

The first phase of a partnership between BT and Plymouth City Council to make free wi-fi widely available across the city has just been successfully completed.

The first BT Wi-fi hotspots have just gone ‘live’ in the city centre at the Sundial, at Frankfort Gate near the South entrance to City Market and on the Hoe near the Holiday Inn – in time for visitors coming to Plymouth over the...

Plymouth signs up to create the biggest free public Wi-Fi network in the South West

Visitors to Plymouth’s waterfront will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi on the move as early as this summer as the city signs up to create the biggest free public Wi-Fi network in the South West.

Plymouth City Council is to sign a concession contract with BT to roll out the network which will provide free coverage for the Waterfront, Royal William Yard and the City Centre.

And...

West Park Library goes Wi-Fi

Members of the West Park Library can now connect their electronic devices to the internet for free as Wi-Fi is now available.

Some of the first users to take advantage of this facility are the jobseekers attending the work club where members meet every Wednesday between 10am and midday.

The Work Club, which is run by Plymouth City Council’s Library service in partnership with...

Labour makes train wifi guarantee

Local Labour figures have welcomed the commitment given by the Shadow Transport Secretary to include wifi on trains if Labour wins the 2015 General Election.

Shadow Transport Secretary, Maria Eagle MP, visited Plymouth in July and discussed the importance of wifi on trains with local Labour figures. Plymouth Labour had stated that securing a commitment for free wifi on trains in the...