Fixed line rental, credit checks, and the cost of traditional devices, such as laptops and PC’s, are all barriers to web connectivity for some of the UK’s most disadvantaged communities. In other areas, there simply isn’t fixed infrastructure for residents to connect to.
UK Broadband’s 4G network can deliver cost effective internet connectivity across entire cities or we can target specific digitally excluded “not spots” such as individual estates. Residents can connect via a 4G modem with a computer, or simply a games console or television set.
By providing a 4G network to socially excluded areas, local authorities can access many benefits including the ability to provide public services online, thereby reducing the cost of service delivery, as well as indirect benefits such as lower crime rates from redeployable IP CCTV solutions and improved access for citizens to educational and employment resources.