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Soham's free town centre WiFi launches

Cllr Mark Goldsack gets online (6944099)
Cllr Mark Goldsack gets online (6944099)

Soham residents will be able to get online for free after a district council switched on its town centre WiFi.

East Cambridgeshire District Council launched its town centre wide hotspot today, meaning High Street shoppers can save their expensive mobile data by connecting to the network.

The district has installed five wireless hotspots in Soham, adding to the network the council launched in December which covers Ely city centre.

Cllr Mark Goldsack, Soham North, said: "This is an exciting time for East Cambridgeshire. It's great to see Soham become the next location for public free WiFi and I'm sure it will be a huge asset to the town."

And council leader Cllr Charles Roberts also welcomed the launch.

"We welcomed free WiFi access points in Ely just a month ago. With more people browsing the internet and making digital payments while out and about, Soham's free WiFi will be of huge benefit to them," he said.

"I am looking forward to seeing other market towns and villages in East Cambridgeshire welcome free WiFi hotspots in the near future."