Calls for Wrexham to be turned into free Wi-Fi zone

Home Forums Wrexham.com Forums Wrexham Forum Calls for Wrexham to be turned into free Wi-Fi zone

  • Author
    Posts
  • #53617

    Liam
    Participant

    Cllr Arfon Jones is calling for Wrexham to be turned into Wales’ first free Wi-Fi town.

    If a feasibility study shows that it’s possible do people think it would be a good idea?

    Councillor Calls For Wrexham To Be Turned Into Free Wi-Fi Zone | Wrexham.com

    #56399

    KKOB
    Member

    I’m always a bit suspicious of any politician asking for or offering something for free. Somebody’s got to pay for it.

    #56402

    Jonesy
    Participant

    Would support this, good to be able to know that wherever you sit down for food or drink that you could log on. Lots of “free” wifi can be poor in shops/pubs.

    I do wonder if there is funding for this though!

    As an aside could be an idea to have a section on wrex.com of where to log on at the moment when out and about in Wrexham? I only know of mcdonalds!

    #56395

    Liam
    Participant

    I quite like that idea, will have to do a bit of research and try and create a page. I think most of them are “The Cloud” style zones where you have to be with a particular network or pay. Will see if we can track down any free ones though.

    As for cost Cllr Jones suggested that the likes of Glyndwr, Yale and local businesses help support the infrastructure which could drive costs down. If the feasibility study is carried out it’ll hopefully ascertain whether it’s cost effective or not though.

    #56404

    As the owner of an existing internet cafe, it annoys me when councillors use taxpayer’s money to provide something which is already being provided by business. Won’t this just be another Shopper Hopper – high startup cost, significant running costs and no-one using it! As KKOB says it’s never free, somebody has to pay for it.

    #56396

    Rob
    Participant

    @jonesy 1134 wrote:

    As an aside could be an idea to have a section on wrex.com of where to log on at the moment when out and about in Wrexham? I only know of mcdonalds!

    Good idea – will try and get the ball rolling on this , I will post a new thread to get ideas!

    @jones The Computer 1138 wrote:

    As the owner of an existing internet cafe, it annoys me when councillors use taxpayer’s money to provide something which is already being provided by business. Won’t this just be another Shopper Hopper – high startup cost, significant running costs and no-one using it! As KKOB says it’s never free, somebody has to pay for it.

    It will certainly be interesting to see the cost breakdown – if its ever made public!!

    #56397

    Rob
    Participant

    I just asked on twitter where does free wifi and had a mammoth response so have put a list up on Where in Wrexham has Free Wifi? | Wrexham.com – any additions let us know!

    #56398

    j0nh
    Participant

    Loads of places in wrecsam with free wifi, just another MP trying to get a back hander.

    #56401

    NJones
    Participant

    He did say free Wi-Fi zone and not a Wi-Fi free zone didn’t he?

    #56403

    justjojo2011
    Participant

    The idea is good, but my only concern with this is, it going to be limited to certains shops and cafes (a lot of which already do this, Cafe Nero being my favourite) or is this going to be the entire town centre cuz if its the latter, we’re going to have a lot of airheads buried even further into their phones.

    … On the plus side, some fun to be had when watching them walk into lamp posts

Content is user generated and is not moderated before posting. All content is viewed and used by you at your own risk and Wrexham.com does not warrant the accuracy or reliability of any of the information displayed. The views expressed on these Forums and social media are those of the individual contributors.
Complaint? Please use the report post tools or contact Wrexham.com .

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.