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Civic Society hits back at BT plans

BT has signed a deal to convert up to 2,000 payphones into Street Hubs.

The deal with media and entertainment brand, Global, will upgrade old phone boxes and bring more digital hubs to towns and cities, as reported by SEENIT.

But Cheltenham Civic Society isn't happy with the plans.

Writing on X, formerly Twitter, the organisation said: "This is not the answer. BT already clutters our streets with these dirty, badly maintained, inappropriate barriers that collect debris and grime, and drag down our public realm."

The 10-year partnership will bring 2,000 Street Hubs - digital units providing live communication, localised advertising and public WiFi - to 200 towns and cities across the UK.

There are already around 1,000 Street Hubs nationwide.

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