TP-Link provides WiFi kit to support 5,000 digital inclusion hubs in UK

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Monday, August 1, 2022 (11:07 a.m.) – Score 552

Tech and network kit maker TP-Link UK today announced it is providing WiFi and mobile broadband hardware to help support the Good Things Foundation’s aim to tackle the digital divide, which reflects the latter’s plan to set up 5,000 digital inclusion hubs across the UK by the end of 2025.

According to the foundation, there are currently 2 million households struggling to afford internet access in the UK today, and 10 million adults lack the most basic digital skills. Part of their approach to solving this problem is to establish Digital inclusion hubswhich will be deployed in communities to help people facing digital disadvantages, so that they have a place to connect and find help.

As part of this, TP-Link has provided its MiFi M7200 devices for use in hubs, which are WiFi routers powered by 4G (mobile broadband) that can provide Internet access to up to 10 devices from a single SIM card. . The kit normally retails around £40.

Helen Milner OBE, Group CEO of the Good Things Foundation, said:

“We are delighted to work with TP-Link, who have proactively engaged with us to address the issue of digital exclusion. This is a great example of how those involved in the telecommunications industry and networks can come together and help. We are thrilled to be working with TP-Link with this at-cost donation.

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