Free WiFi for Rhyl High Street
Free public WiFi could be made available to Rhyl High Street.
11:11 12 July 2018
MP for Vale of Clwyd Chris Ruane has met with officers from Denbighshire County Council, the Welsh Government, town councillors and business owners to discuss the idea of bringing free public Wi-Fi to the town centre. It is believed that the service will help attract more shoppers and will thus benefit smaller retailers.
Mr Ruane said: “People are increasingly dependent on smartphones for a number of uses especially when shopping.”
“It has also been noted that there is a positive relationship between cities and towns with multiple wifi ‘hotspots’ and the presence of digitally engaged consumers on the High Street."
Mr Ruane, whoo considers a collaboration with a company that provides Wi-Fi to town centres around the UK, added: "A survey by YouGov found that nearly a quarter of people would be more likely to stay longer in a town or city centre, which offered access to free wifi
“Of course there are other issues which we need to address in town centres, however, this scheme could not just be a way to encourage more people to come along, it could also encourage them to stay longer while they’re here.
“There are a number of exciting projects taking place in Rhyl at the moment and we need to do all we can to ensure those local retailers can benefit from these schemes.”