There is the opportunity for a lower cost and contract free WiFi package from a local organisation - Hartlepower.
The innovative community broadband with unlimited data costs just £20 per month.
The pay-as-you-go, month by month billing process allows people with lower incomes to access unlimited data without being tied into a contract.
Any months in which they can't afford their subscription, they can just not pay the monthly £20. Although they won’t get a data allowance during this time, their device will remain registered so that they can top up when they are able to and can continue using the internet straight away.
A similar package with another provider would cost upwards of £25 per month and would tie someone in to a 24 month contract.
This uses a powerful 4G WiFi router that is easy to install (so contact-free!) - just plug in and go! There is an initial cost of £45 for the router, which is being provided at cost price - so Hartlepower makes no profit on this!
A team is on hand in Hartlepool to help with set-up and technical issues.
To access a router, or more information, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or visit the website: www.betterconnected.org.uk