Get Connected: Free Wifi zones marked with new CambWifi stickers
Free public access CambWifi is continuing to expand its reach across Cambridgeshire market towns in a bid to improve digital inclusion and help everyone stay connected.
To remind locals and let visitors know they can get online for free while on the go, eye-catching new stickers will be appearing in Ely, Huntingdon, Ramsey, St Ives, St Neots and Peterborough.
Following the CambWifi launch in Peterborough at the end of last year and to complement various ongoing digital technology projects taking place across Cambridgeshire, free-to-use public Wifi is being rolled out to more locations with Oxmoor, March and Whittlesey set to be next to be connected.
The secure public access Wifi network is being installed through the Connecting Cambridgeshire programme with funding from Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, transforming market towns by improving connectivity to strengthen local economies.
In addition to the market town and city centres the free Wifi network is widely available in public buildings, libraries and leisure centres across the county, plus Cambridge Park & Ride sites, so that more people can get online for free.
Dr Nik Johnson, Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough said: “The Combined Authority is passionate about strengthening connectivity within our communities. As well as helping people to stay connected whilst visiting our city and market town centres, having free CambWifi will enable local councils and business groups to improve services and offerings to attract more visitors.
“We’re committed to supporting residents and the provision of free-to-use, safe and secure Wifi in public areas is just one of the ways we’re doing this. A big thank-you to Connecting Cambridgeshire who continue to raise awareness and have been putting up these stickers to let people know where they can save data and get online for free.”
To support market towns and businesses Connecting Cambridgeshire is delivering a range of digital projects, also funded by the Combined Authority, which aim to strengthen the local economy and improve connectivity within the county.
These include air quality and flood monitoring sensor trials plus the rollout of a new LoRa network, to benefit local residents and businesses alike and help the market towns involved embrace digital connectivity.
Visit our Public Access Wifi pages to discover all the places around the county where you can get online for free.
How to access CambWifi
It’s safe and simple to join:
1. Find ‘CambWifi_Public‘ in your device’s Wifi settings and connect.
2. Read and accept the Terms.
3. Click the ‘Log In’ button.
You’ll now be connected to the free Wifi service automatically whenever you’re in a CambWifi location.