for free wi-fi service in Burnham-On-Sea are scrapped
to launch a free wi-fi service in Burnham-On-Sea have been scrapped
by town councillors.
a meeting on Tuesday evening (July 10th), councillors on the Town
Projects Committee decided not to proceed with the plans.
decided that they could not justify spending around £600/month
on the service when many cafes, shops, the library and Princess
theatre now offer free wi-fi to customers.
scheme - which was first
considered in 2016 - would have seen free internet access being
provided along the seafront, in the town centre and on the beach
in an effort to make the town more 'mobile-friendly'.
2016, the Town Council considered earmarking around £8,000
of Tesco regeneration funds towards the £20,000 project.
Cllr Phil Harvey said at this week's meeting: "It's time to
park this one - the technology has moved on and there's now good
3G and 4G coverage in the town which modern phones can easily access."