The Internet is perhaps the single most important resource of our time. Every enlightened society should try to ensure free and adequate access to it for everyone. Community groups and therefore the community use buildings they use have an important role to play in that access. Three key difficulties with accessing the Internet are: opportunity, cost of access, and required skills.
Some people have difficulties getting adequate access to the Internet. They might have access restricted either directly, or by privacy concerns arising from of others sharing or owning the Internet connection. Sometimes it is as simple as the installed technology and/or services being poor. In fact, there are still many properties in the UK that can only have poor Internet connections, regardless of any other factors.
The cost of technology is still an issue for some sectors of our communities. Even for those people can afford the devices to access the Internet, the on-going Internet connection fees may be too much or difficult to justify for infrequent use.
There are people that find it difficult to use technology. Community support groups can choose to provide training and support for them.
"Wireless Head provided a professional service at very competitive price. They looked deep into our problem and found the lowest cost solution. They even lent us the equipment to test it, free of charge. I am happy to recommend them." Matthew Colleran – Centre Manager at Moseley Community Development Trust.