East Cambridgeshire District Council is continuing the roll-out of free public Wi-Fi by providing access points in Soham this month.
East Cambridgeshire District Council’s Economic Development team has been at the forefront of developing the network working with local specialist company, Air Broadband.
The team has delivered an innovative and cost-effective solution, building the necessary infrastructure, to make this all possible. The first area to have free public Wi-Fi in the district was delivered in December to Ely.
A total of five Wi-Fi hotspots have gone live in Soham, allowing users to log on when they are ‘on the go’ via their phones or tablets.
With an estimated population of over ten thousand people, the free Wi-Fi will be an asset to users of local businesses, residents of Soham and visitors to the town.
Leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council, Councillor Charles Roberts, said: “I’m thrilled to see the roll-out of our free Wi-Fi hotspots reach Soham in such a short space of time.
“We welcomed the free Wi-Fi access points in Ely just a month ago. With more and more people browsing the internet and making digital payments while out and about, Soham free Wi-Fi will be of huge benefit to them.
“I am looking forward to seeing other market towns and villages in East Cambridgeshire welcome free Wi-Fi hotspots in the near future.”
Councillor Mark Goldsack, who represents Soham North Ward, said: “This is an exciting time for East Cambridgeshire.
“It’s great to see Soham become the next location for public free Wi-Fi and I’m sure it will be a huge asset to the town.”