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August 5, 2009

Hampshire residents could get free broadband


by David Allen

A new idea being trialled in Hampshire, by Wi-Fi broadband provider 5miles Communications, will see a basic broadband service of 512 Kbps being supplied to people living in the deprived areas of Havant, following an award of £50,000 from the E-Learning Foundation.

The area covers around ten thousand homes, many without any internet connection.

Residents will be able to access the service at the entry level for free, but other services offering faster speeds will be available too at an extra charge.

This move follows the introduction of a scheme providing a laptop to every child, yet this scheme is pointless unless the child can access the internet, something that this project can provide, giving the child access to a whole lot of new resources.

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