Gowex Close to Winning Wi-Fi Deployment Contract in Edinburgh
Published on: 17th Mar 2014
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Municipal Wi Fi network operator Gowex is set to be awarded a contract to deploy a network in the UK city of Edinburgh.
The contract has been approved in principle, and just needs to be approved by politicians later this week.
Under the terms of the agreement, Gowex will be installing the wireless network equipment with the first phase in the city centre to be delivered ready for the start of this year's summer festivals. Further expansion into town centres will be completed by the end of the year.
The contract is due to last for 10 years, and will offer one megabyte of Wi-Fi traffic free of charge over an unspecified time frame, probably per day.
Edinburgh is one of 22 cities across the UK benefiting from Government's Super Connected Cities £150m Programme which is being delivered through Broadband Delivery UK.