Wallingford wi-fi network’s performance under scrutiny after problems

Herald Series: Wallingford  town clerk Jamie Baskeyfield Wallingford town clerk Jamie Baskeyfield

TOWN councillors in Wallingford are seeking to improve wi-fi Internet provision in the town.

In September 2010 it became the first in Oxfordshire to install a wi-fi system covering the town centre.

The wireless system, set up by the Wallingford Partnership, is meant to allow people to log on to the Internet from cafes, shops, restaurants and park benches.

But recently there have been reports that the system is not working properly and town clerk Jamie Baskeyfield has told councillors he is trying to address any problems.

Mr Baskeyfield said: “We are reviewing our contract with the current service provider, because the system has not been working as well as it should be.

“I have spoken to one or two people who have had problems logging on and we’re looking at this at the moment.”

The signal is meant to be available in an area stretching from St Leonard’s Square in the south, to the north end of the Market Place, and from the riverside at Crowmarsh on the east bank of the River Thames, to the Kinecroft in the west.

The system was paid for using part of £200,000 of funding the partnership secured from the South East England Development Agency and South Oxfordshire District Council.

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