Free WiFi Network to be Launched in Southampton


Southampton is set to become a ‘digital city’ following the news that a free WiFi network is to be launched in the city. 

Southampton City Council is working with telecommunications company Arqiva to provide free internet access at five key sites across the city. Students, residents, businesses and visitors will have free access to the internet for thirty minutes each day. Twenty-four access to the internet will be available at a cost of £5 a day.

The WiFi hotspots will include Portswood Road, London Road and Above Bar Street.

Councillor Chris Hammond, cabinet member for transformation projects has said: “This is an exciting development which supports our aspirations of being a truly digital city. The incentive is being delivered at no cost to the council, supports the local economy, provides a service for city residents and enhances the visitor experience.”

Southampton will join cities such as Birmingham, Cardiff and Edinburgh to offer such a service. The project aims to promote economic growth and transform Southampton into a ‘digital city’.

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