How does it work?
Centre Free WiFi brings our historic High Street into the modern age helping visitors stay in touch, informed and in our town.
Visitors only need to sign up once using the registration form or via their personal Facebook or Twitter account to have automatic access whenever they come into the town centre. Visitors can now enjoy staying in touch with friends and family, have local business meetings with clients or browse shop websites without leaving the town centre. Its the modern way.
Mobile devices now account for 50% of web traffic. Visitors can now stay connected whilst enjoying going about their day with their feet firmly in the physical high street and still be able to enjoy the personal customer care from out local retailers and services.
The WiFi service provider is ‘WiFi Friendly’ certified which means that access to inappropriate material is blocked.
The bandwidth will be enough to access websites and social media platforms, yet not large enough to download films. When connecting, you will be asked if you wish to receive information and updates from the Town Council, e.g. a dairy date for the next event. You have control over what you agree to.
The Town Council will not hold anyone’s personal data. The WiFi provider only holds what they legally require for enabling access to WiFi. It is designed to serve the main outdoor thoroughfares of the town covering Hockliffe, Lake, North and Bridge Streets as well as the main High Street.
North Street will come in line a little later as we await the replacement of a streetlamp column before the kit can be installed. It will not be able to cover all alleyways and mews areas. If it benefits to having free WiFi become apparent, future expansion could be considered when securing a longer term scheme.