Public DataWeb’s definition of Public Access Technology is in the concept of free digital access to the general public.
Most hardware systems and devices such as mobile phones, the IPad etc provide access to the Internet.
The hardware has to be paid for and the connectivity too: line rental, mobile connection charges, ISP fees etc.
As the public obtain more and ever more mobile devices there comes an increasing need for always on, always connected options. Of course the telecoms companies rub their hands thinking of all the associated revenues when people sign up to get connected.