BE broadband have announced that they will be providing Freerunner, a free public WiFi service, with free broadband connections to create free WiFi hotspots for local communities currently without existing connections. 46 such communities have been selected to receive free WiFi for a minimum of three years as part of a competition launched in September by Freerunner.
"We are very excited to have BE on board as our first corporate partner. BE will be providing a broadband connection to those that don't have any connection at all, completely free of charge as part of this project. It is incredible to think that a small piece of relatively low cost technology is going to fundamentally change nearly 50 communities across the UK."Owen Geddes, (CEO) Freerunner
More details about the community broadband project and a list of locations that will receive access are available at freerunr.com/community/.