Mill Gate Shopping Centre in Bury now provides all its visitors and retail staff with free wireless internet access in Schorndorf Square, thanks to its sponsors Pennine Telecom.
Pennine has installed a Proxim wireless access point that links up to a public IP access server, to provide the shopping centre with the useful Wi-Fi system.
The popular shopping complex has approximately 15 million visitors a year, with 140 shops and cafés, and the Wi-Fi service is available around the Schorndorf Square area of the centre.
“This is a great new facility to offer to our visitors,” said Colin Nichol, Manager at the Mill Gate Shopping Centre. “We pride ourselves on keeping up to date with current technology, by offering visitors the latest facilities and services. Visitors will be able to read emails whilst having a coffee, and nearby shops will benefit from free internet access. We are pleased to be associated with Pennine Telecom who managed the whole project for us.”
Belinda McGee, Pennine Telecom’s Marketing Manager, said: “Having free Wi-Fi access will be of great benefit to people visiting Mill Gate. Many people use the cafes and bars for meetings and during their lunch breaks, so having Wi-Fi access means they can send and receive emails even when they are away from the office.”