Wakefield and District Housing has partnered with CommunityUK.net to introduce a free wi-fi network across the Wakefield area. The housing provider wants to get all of its 60,000 tenants online by 2020, with the wi-fi network planned to reach all of its 31,000 homes.
WDH and CommunityUK.net have just begun a technical trial of a small area of the overall network, beginning with WDH’s offices and premises and then extended to WDH tenants. If successful, the service will be rolled out to all WDH properties throughout the Wakefield district.
Kevin Dodd, chief executive, Wakefield and District Housing, said, “This project will not only benefit our tenants but could also help to significantly reduce our running costs as a business.”