closedownarrowlogo-verticalmenu-barsearch Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
Vodafone news

Vodafone has teamed up with Birmingham City Council to offer local schoolchildren access to mobile broadband services.

Through a joint scheme, the pair are loaning laptops with free web access to over 450 pupils in the city who currently lack landline access at home.

Funded by government agency Becta, the initiative has also seen Vodafone add its Secure Remote Access service to hardware in an effort to ensure the security of the council's network and hardware is not compromised.

Councillor Les Lawrence, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families at Birmingham City Council, said the scheme would improve the education of youngsters.

He added: "This is a highly flexible and cost-effective way for us to provide some of the most disadvantaged homes in the region with mobile broadband access."

Vodafone recently revealed its Sure Signal platform, which is designed to boost mobile phone reception indoors, is proving popular with business customers.

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

  • Dave 2 days ago TalkTalk CEO reads 'awful'... Didn't have Internet access for 2 month 1st engineer didn't turn up down to broken down van day of...
  • Patricia.Green.92 4 days ago Scientists use infra-fed to make... I was paid 104000 bucks past year by doing an on-line task furthermore I was able to do it by w­orking in...
  • Amy.Mercado 4 days ago Sky Q customers to get F1 races... I was paid 104000 dollars last 12 months by doing an online job moreover I was able to do it by w­orking...

Search news