Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more


  • Comment
Bolton MBC has signed a deal with BT to provide free access to online council services. ...
Bolton MBC has signed a deal with BT to provide free access to online council services.

The company will install and maintain internet terminals alongside 40 of its phone boxes around the borough, and will also provide free access in a selection of public buildings. When the installations are completed, every Bolton resident will be able to use online services within a 10-minute walk from their home.

The kiosks will give people access to 10 other organisations including Bolton Primary Care Trust, Bolton Information Network, and its Job Centre. Users can pay to surf the rest of the web, and send e-mails or text messages.

BT has already agreed a similar contract with Liverpool City Council to install seven kiosks, giving users access to services including entertainment and job vacancy listings. Facilities to buy tickets will be added later. If the seven kiosks prove successful the council plans to install up to 100 more units.
  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.