Reliable and accessible internet is no longer a luxury. Instead, it’s a necessity.
That is why 6Ginternet is committed to giving away a portion of its network coverage to schools, charities, local authorities, and community groups.
6Ginternet is an independent broadband provider that serves towns and cities across the North West. The network uses wireless transmitters, installed on roof-tops, telecommunication masts and street poles, to send full-fibre Wi-Fi signals through the air.
The “Internet for everyone campaign”, is our way of helping more people thrive in today’s digital world.
We donate 20% of our network coverage to local charities, councils and schools and we work alongside organisations to provide tablets and other devices to those who need them most.
An Age UK spokesperson Blackburn spokesperson said: “Working with 6Ginternet means we can help older people get connected free of charge.”
“This allows them to experience the many benefits of digital technology, such as keeping in touch with friends and family, shopping online, and using health services online.”
Bangor Street Community Centre hosts 11 community groups and charities as well as a number of classes in one of the most deprived wards in the north west.
The centre said: “The access to free internet at the centre has been a game changer in many ways.
“6Ginternet has supported the centre for a number of years now and provides the broadband for free.
“We have a range of disability, elderly and youth groups meeting and hosting events and classes at the centre daily. They all get access to free internet thanks to 6Ginternet.”
Ian Clough, 6G Internet for everyone coordinator said: “In our opinion, not enough is being done to reduce the UK’s digital divide. That’s we started the Internet for everyone Campaign.
“Cost and long-term contracts should never be a barrier to being able to get online at home or anywhere else.”
This year’s Asian Media Awards return to the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on Friday October 28.
Previous recipients of an Asian Media Award include Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Waris Hussein, Art Malik, Mehdi Hasan, Nina Wadia, Anita Rani, Shobna Gulati, Faisal Islam & Adil Ray.
The University of Salford are Premier Partners to the Asian Media Awards.
Partners to the awards include ITV, MediaCom, Reach PLC, Manchester Evening News & TheBusinessDesk.com.
The awards are also supported by Manchester Metropolitan University, AMT Lawyers, DKR Accountants, 6G Internet, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Fritz AV, Payal Events & Cleartwo.