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Huntingdonshire market towns get CambWifi

12/10/20

Mark Say Managing Editor

A group of market towns in Huntingdonshire are to receive free public Wi-Fi spots over the next few weeks under the Connecting Cambridgeshire programme.

Officials at formal launch

The CambWifi service has gone live in St Neots and is soon to be available in St Ives, Ramsey and Huntingdon. It is being provided by Cambridgeshire County Council with the support of Huntingdonshire District Council and with some funding from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA).

Previously the service has been provided to around 150 public buildings and open spaces across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and the latest installation mark its move into market towns in the region.

James Palmer, mayor of CPCA, said: “Public access Wi-Fi has an important part to play in supporting struggling high streets and will help to bolster economic recovery from Covid-19 by encouraging people to shop locally and to support local businesses. 

“The combined authority is investing in digital connectivity for our market towns now and for the future. We hope the free Wi-Fi will bring a bit of good cheer during these dark days of Covid.”

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