Published: 13th Sep 2018

Grayson Crest, one of the two tower blocks in Leeds where the trial is taking place. Leeds City Council has partnered with wireless broadband provider 6G Internet to provide free broadband to tenants living in two of its tower blocks. The partnership with 6G Internet is part of the council’s ‘100% Digital Leeds’ programme aimed at improving digital inclusion and helping residents with their finances, reducing isolation, improving employment prospects and improving health and wellbeing. The council estimates 25% of its 57,000 social housing residences don’t have permanent access to the internet. With those wishing to claim Universal Credit unable to do so without being online, the council say they are making it a priority to help residents get connected before its rollout is completed in October. As part of the 14-month trial, 160 social housing residences will be connected via radio antenna, which offers a … (To read the full article, subscribe below)