Bath and North East Somerset WiFi Update
Public Wi-Fi could be coming to Midsomer Norton, Radstock and Keynsham soon.
22:21 04 November 2018
Bath and North East Somerset Council plans to bring public WiFi to Midsomer Norton, Radstock and Keynsham. If approved, the needed equipment will be installed at fourteen council-owned locations across Midsomer Norton, eight across Radstock and thirteen across Keynsham.
The plans say: “Being able to access digital information wirelessly across the town centre will be of benefit to users and for purposes such as CCTV data.
“The network of publicly-owned street furniture provides an opportunity to utilise selected furniture to deliver a wireless network across the centre. This would then provide a base for the development of the CCTV network.
“The lessons learnt from the project will enable further understanding and cut across various priorities – in particular, business growth and investment, successful cities, vibrant market towns, sustainable connected communities, and leisure and culture.
“Being able to access digital information wirelessly across the town centre could also be of benefit to businesses, particularly those in the retail sectors, and to residents seeking information on goods and services.
“This application will bring substantial public benefit by enhancing the safety and usability of the public realm.
“The Wi-Fi network is designed primarily for pedestrian users – for their safety – but in future could assist with provision of information to further enhance the visit.”