Connecting Cambridgeshire is expanding free public access Wifi services to help people get online and make it easier to access public services.
The programme is working with partners to increase free public access Wifi provision in public buildings, open spaces and retail centres in our cities and market towns, whilst increasing availability in active village halls and community buildings in rural areas.
Free CambWifi is already available at around 150 public buildings across Cambridgeshire, providing a secure, trusted network that is simple to join and used by growing numbers of people to access the Internet. The programme is working towards CambWifi availability across all areas.
Find out where you can access CambWifi and how to join here.
Market Towns Wifi
The programme is working with the Combined Authority and local councils to support emerging Market Towns masterplans to increase Wifi services in market towns so that residents, traders and visitors can access information and make payments online.
Village Halls Wifi
Plans are also being developed to extend public access Wifi to some village halls and community buildings across Cambridgeshire following a survey by CambsACRE to assess where free public access Wifi wold help to support community activities.
The Connecting Cambridgeshire digital connectivity programme has secured partnership funding, which can be used to provide a number of free WiFi packages including installation and subscription fees through the existing CambWifi network.
We are in the process of transitioning to a new supplier and are awaiting detailed costings, which will allow us to identify how many venues we are able to fund within the budget. Once the planning has been completed, we will notify all respondents to the survey, and inform those that have been successful of the next steps.