More NewsMansfield could become first town to crowdfund Wi-Fi

Mansfield could become first town to crowdfund Wi-Fi

Mansfield Council wants to raise £38,000 via crowdfunding to make Wi-Fi available in its town centre.

Mansfield Council wants to raise £38,000 for a ‘digital overhaul’

Mansfield Council wants to raise £38,000 via crowdfunding to make Wi-Fi available in its town centre by installing transmitters on lamp posts, as well as to put up QR codes in public spaces containing information on shopping and attractions which residents can scan using their smartphones.

The town’s business improvement district (BID) wants to use crowdfunding to start its own digital revolution. Crowdfunding works by taking small cash pledges from organisations and the public, and using the money to fund popular projects. The council will use Spacehive for the project, a web platform for civic improvement and, if successful in raising the full amount, could be the first UK town to have Wi-Fi via crowdfunding.

If the council does not reach its target by May 1, 2013, no money will exchange hands. So far, £5,501 have been pledged by 21 funders.

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