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    UPDATE Deprived Areas Across England to Benefit from FREE WiFi

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      UPDATE Deprived Areas Across England to Benefit from FREE WiFi

      UPDATE Deprived Areas Across England to Benefit from FREE WiFi - ISPreview UK
      Some 57 libraries and 13 community centres across deprived areas of England will soon be provided with free WiFi and digital support as part of a new agreement between BT and Barclays. Another 10 sites including a care home, a charity home and a homeless centre will also benefit and more will follow.

      Apparently specially trained members of Barclays staff will, under the Barclays Digital Eagles initiative, also provide free technology advice to customers and non-customers alike at the same sites. The idea is to help local people build confidence and develop the skills they need to succeed.

      Anna Easton, BT’s Connected Society Programme Boss, said:

      At BT we believe in the power of communication to make a better world. We want to ensure that everyone can not only access the digital world, but also have the skills and support they need to stay online in the long term.

      An evaluation of our existing digital inclusion programmes shows that for the elderly and unemployed, both access and long term support in the community is essential. This new partnership with Barclays will ensure that support is available for those that need it the most
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      It’s known that around 6 million adults have never used the Internet and most of those are either very old or suffer from some sort of disability, which are two groups that the new effort hopes to help.

      Both BT and Barclays have also committed to support the implementation of the government’s Digital Inclusion Strategy, which aims to reduce the number of people offline in the UK by 25% come 2016.

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      The full list of sites can be found below.

      Location Site
      Aldeburgh The Fairfield Centre
      Ballymena (NI) Ballymena Livestock Market
      Barnsley Kendray
      Bath & North East Somerset Weston
      Blackburn with Darwen Blackburn Central
      Blackburn with Darwen Roman Road
      Bolton High Street
      Bradford Aspire-I ltd
      Bromley Shortlands
      Bromley Beckenham
      Buckinghamshire West Wycombe
      Bury Unsworth
      Bury Tottington
      Cheshire Leonard Chesire – Hill House
      Coventry Aldermoor
      Coventry Hillifields
      Coventry Jubilee Crescent
      Cumbria Barrow Island
      Cumbria Carlisle
      Cumbria Keswick
      Darlington
      Devon Pinhoe
      Durham Belmont
      East Sussex Hastings
      East Sussex Langney
      Falmouth Dracaena Centre
      Gateshead St Mary’s Heritage Centre
      Gloucestershire Stroud
      Gloucestershire Tewkesbury
      Hartlepool Throston Grange
      Herefordshire Weobley
      Herefordshire Belmont
      Huyton, Liverpool Roby Community Hub(Age UK)
      Kent Ashen Drive
      Kent Bockhanger
      Kent Riverhead
      Kent Shepway
      Kent Temple Hill
      Kent Minster in Thanet
      Kent Sturry
      Kingston-upon-Hull Issac Newton
      Kingston-upon-Hull Longhill
      Leicester Rupert House
      Lincolnshire Boultham
      Lincolnshire Holbeach
      Loftus, Cleveland and Redcar The Old Co-Op Community Building
      Market Hill, Scunthorpe Tennents association room -North lincolnshire Holmes
      Medway Cuxton
      Melton Mowbury Cattle Market
      Middlesbrough Central
      Middlesbrough Acklam
      Northeast Lincolnshire Cleethorpes
      Oxfordshire Kennington
      Pembroke Dock The Pater Hall Trust
      Peterborough Dogsthorpe
      Peterborough Woodston
      Reading Palmer Park
      Reading Whitley
      Redcar & Cleveland Dormanstown
      Salford Emmaus House
      Sefton Bootle
      Sefton Crosby
      Sheffield 32 Westfield Centre
      Sheffield Newfield Green
      Slough Chalvey
      Southwark East Street
      Southwark Nunhead
      Stanhope Dales Centre
      Stockport 2nd romiley scout hut
      Sunderland Farringdon Jubilee Centre
      Sunderland Unity Sunderland
      Sunderland Sunderland Women’s Centre
      Sunderland Roker Church
      Swindon West Swindon
      Turo Lodge and Thomas
      Twickenham Cambridge Park Bowls Club
      Wakefield Knottingley
      Whitwick, Coalville Keenglen Care Home Limited T/as Silver Oaks Care Home
      Windsor & Maidenhead Old Windsor
      Wokingham Arborfield Container
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      Re: UPDATE Deprived Areas Across England to Benefit from FREE WiFi

      With Hull in the list does that mean that Kingston Communications are also onboard?

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      Re: UPDATE Deprived Areas Across England to Benefit from FREE WiFi

      The source for this story is via BT's Press Release, so I suspect that KCM are not involved.

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