Community pubs and village halls with unreliable mobile coverage can get connected as part of Vodafone’s new scheme.
Indoor mobile coverage will be provided at up to 100 community hubs with reliable 3G internet as part of its Community Indoor Sure Signal programme.
Shipley MP Philip Davies said: “Good internet connections are vital to businesses and our local economy and I know some of my constituents and businesses have ultrafast speeds. Others struggle to connect at all. I would urge anywhere in the area with little connectivity to apply for the box and improve their connection.”
Vodafone say the scheme is in addition to the £2 billion it expects to pump into improving the network and services across the UK in the next three years. The telecoms giant is launching the programme after a successful pilot in Worcester, and is hoping for applications from diverse groups, including community centres, doctors’ surgeries, scout huts and community pubs.
Applications must come from the broadband bill payer and they will an unlimited broadband package with download speeds of at least 4Mbps and upload speeds of 2Mbps and a domestic plug-in power point. They will be provided with a unit which will plug into a standard fixed broadband router and provide coverage throughout a building, hall or shop.
Applications close September 1. 2016. For more information visit http://blog.vodafone.co.uk/2016/07/07/ciss100-reliable-indoor-signal-pu…