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BOLTON OFFERS WEB WITHIN 10-MINUTE WALK

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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.
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