Tests are to start on new wi-fi service
TRIALS will start tomorrow of a £100,000 project to transmit wireless broadband across Cheltenham.
It could mean remote villages could at last get high speed internet.
Bosses from Pinnacle Technology Group installed an aerial on an eight-storey building in Evesham Road near Cheltenham Racecourse.
Another was placed in the town centre near the Queen's Hotel.
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They want people to log on during the trial and try out the service for free.
If the feedback is good the paid-for service will roll-out in the New Year, with managers saying Cheltenham could become the first place in the country to have this type of wi-fi.
The company has been providing internet services to the racecourse for three years.
It earmarked Cheltenham for the trial because of its mix of business and rural areas.
The new service could deliver speeds between 10Mb and 100Mb but the monthly rental would cost from £29 to £199 depending on the speed.
Head of special projects Martin Stephenson said: "The system being installed would deliver super high speeds via wireless. For some outlying villages within our range of service it will bring broadband where there is currently only very poor speed or no service."