Free WiFi goes live in Edinburgh city centre

FREE WiFi has gone live in the city centre ahead of the Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations.

Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 11:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 12:01 pm
The WiFi is up and running for Hogmanay

The long-awaited roll-out, first mooted in 2014, is being introduced on a phased basis throughout central Edinburgh, from Queen Street to the Meadows and Haymarket to Holyrood Park.

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Organisers of the festive events told the News last month that the free WiFi would mean more people than ever sharing images of themselves and the city’s famous sights on social media during the festive period, which in turn would attract yet more visitors to Edinburgh.

Councillor Frank Ross, the city’s digital champion, said: “It is great news as everyone will be able to get free outdoor access to the latest information on their favourite apps and websites while they are out and about over the festive season and beyond.

“It is also really important that we are providing this kind of quality service to the millions of residents and visitors who enjoy our city each year to ensure they have access to all the information they need.”