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Glasgow becomes first Scottish city to offer free Wi-fi

Glasgow has become the first city in Scotland to offer free Wi-fi throughout the city's streets and public spaces.

This Urban Wireless network is being delivered through a partnership between Glasgow City Council and BT, and was launched on 10th July 2014.

It means there is now free 24-hour access to the network with wireless access points installed around high footfall areas and transport hubs around the city centre and parts of the East End, as well as in the city's community centres. The next phase of Glasgow's wireless network will be rolled out from early 2015, extending coverage more widely throughout the city.

Free Wi-fi improves people's experience of living in, working in or visiting Glasgow by enabling them to have high-quality access, via smartphones and tablet computers, to sites providing such information and the council's online services, tourist and event information, job sites, and local businesses and services.

The Urban Wireless programme is part of the city council's Digital Glasgow roadmap published in January 2014, which aims to place Glasgow as a world-leading digital city by 2017, supporting economic and social regeneration.

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Glasgow City Council: 'Glasgow becomes first Scottish city to offer free Wi-fi'

Digital Glasgow Roadmap 2014


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