Is there wireless broadband in UK camp sites?
According to the source, only 17 per cent of camping holiday
locations give access to wireless broadband and of those only a
mere 8 per cent supply it for free. Pitchup has seen a direct
response to this fact with a 91 per cent increase in customer
complaints due to no internet access on the sites.
Why is there such poor broadband availability on camp
As most camp sites are situated in rural locations with limited
or no access to standard broadband, it may be difficult for site
owners to give their customers access to Wi-Fi. However, a lack of
internet access has now been raised as an issue which is slowly
Dan Yates, the MD of pitchup.com, commented:
Wi-Fi allows outdoor holidaymakers to keep a close eye on
weather forecasts, check online map services and even plan their
next pitch while on the road. Remote areas can suffer a lack of
Wifi availability and this can deter holidaymakers.
Some of our customers need to work at some point during their
holiday and limited internet access can be a make or break decision
when they choose holiday accommodation.
Possible solutions to get campers connected to broadband
Mr Yates suggested that more concentration should be put on
broadband developments in rural and isolated areas. Alternatively,
4G mobile broadband might be the key to getting online when