Norfolk Open Link

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Norfolk was one of the last areas in the UK to have its exchanges enabled for ADSL. However work had identified considerable demand for broadband from the Norwich area in particular as there are a high concentration of creative sector and knowledge companies. Norfolk Open Link is a £1.35m two-year pilot project to evaluate the impact that mobile technology could have on economic development in Norfolk and the delivery of public services. It provides a broadband wireless network covering a large area of Norwich City  centre and key locations in the rural district of South Norfolk. Any internet-enabled device including PDAs and 3g mobile phones can access the network for free and it is getting 20,000 connections a month.

Short description: 
the UK's largest free wireless broadband hotspot
Partner: 
Norfolk County Council