Free Wifi in Guildford
Gordon Jackson, the former Mayor of Guildford, writes about the recent council executive’s decision to offer free WiFi.
14:10 19 December 2017
Gordon Jackson, conservative borough councilor for Pirbright and former Mayor of Guildford, writes about the recent council’s executive decision to offer free WiFi.
With this service, Jackson said that residents and visitors will have free access to WiFi using the Guildford App, which will “enable you to browse retail and leisure offers, book restaurants and find out when the next bus or train departs. You will have to register by giving an email address, but when logged on to the Town WiFi your own data plan with your provider will not be used.”
He also highlighted how fortunate Guildford is for hosting the world leading 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey. He said: “In partnership with Bristol University and King’s College London, Surrey has been awarded £16 million by the government to develop a cutting-edge 5G test network for the UK.”
5G is the next generation mobile network. It promises up to 1,000 times increased bandwidth, up to 100 times more connected devices, and up to 10Gbps connection rates to mobile devices in the field. It also promises up to 100per cent network coverage and network availability of up to 99.99per cent.
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