Free WiFi for Framlingham

Framlingham Market Hill will enjoy free WiFi

Residents and visitors will benefit from free WiFi in Framlingham as part of an initiative to test if it helps boost local business.

The Digital Town Project will use the town as a guinea pig for three years, and if it proves successful, the service could spread to neighbouring towns.

It’s believed every user will have access to 5MB of free data services before the end of the summer.

The scheme is a joint initiative from Framlingham Town Council, Framlingham Business Association and East Suffolk Council, and will include geo-sense footfall tracking technology and business support like cashless payment for local businesses.

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Nick Khan, strategic director at East Suffolk Council said they would explore how the service works, then tweak as necessary to ensure the best outcome for businesses, local people and visitors.

As well as offering convenience for people out and about in the town, the free service will encourage online and social media activity from business owners and help move towards faster, cashless payments.

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