PAWS (Public Access WiFi Service) is a RCUK funded project that seeks to develop technology that will enable free Internet connectivity to access essential services for all. This will provide greater opportunities of access, enabling digital inclusion and, in turn supporting the UK Government’s ‘digital by default’ programme.
This project is funded by the EPSRC and the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute. The project is led by University of Cambridge. The project has several partners: Rural Digital Economy Hub (funded through its partnership fund), BT, BISMark, SamKnows, Nottingham City Council, Nottingham City Homes, and the Highlands and Islands Enterprise.