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A £50,000 grant has made it possible for thousands of homes in the Hampshire town of Havant to receive free broadband.

From next month, residents living in the Leigh Park suburb will be able to access wireless internet for free thanks to funding from the E-Learning Foundation, the News reports.

The Wi-Fi scheme is currently being trialled in three areas, including Staunton Community Sports College.

According to the local paper the network is being run by 5miles Communications, which will provide a connection of 512Kb for free and charge residents for faster broadband speeds.

In total, the free broadband package is worth the equivalent of £1.5 million per month.

Speaking to the News about the network, 5miles Communications Managing Director Peter Reed-Forrester said: "This is a chance to educate people.

"Not only will it help students with their homework but it will have a wealth of education resources for adult and family learning.

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