Free public access CambWifi has already been provided to around 150 public buildings and open spaces across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and the network is being extended to market towns and village halls in rural areas to improve digital connectivity.
The secure network is free and simple to join, allowing people to work flexibly, access public services, shop and pay bills online, and keep in touch with family and friends.
Please note: Existing CambWifi users may need to re-register as the service has been migrated to a new system, which requires you to verify your user name to increase security.
How do I login?
It’s simple and safe to register for CambWifi in 5 steps:
Find ‘CambWiFi_Public’ in your Wifi settings and connect
Enter your name and email, accept the terms, then ‘Register’
A new web page will open. Click the ‘Login’ button*.
Check your email within 10 minutes and click on ‘click here’**.
A new login page will open up. Click ‘Connect’.
You will now be connected automatically whenever you are in a CambWifi location. You can connect up to 10 devices on the same email sign-up and re-register every six months.
*It will refresh and send you to a new webpage. Please note: if you are logging in through a mobile phone or tablet and click ‘Done’ to close the screen, you are not fully logged in – still go to step 4).
**you may need to check your junk mail.
The secure public access Wifi network is provided by Cambridgeshire County Council through the Connecting Cambridgeshire programme, with support from District Councils and additional funding from Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority to help keep business and communities connected.
View a public access Wifi locations map below and find answers to frequently asked questions on this page.
Where can I get Public WiFi?
Purple Public WiFi icon – free CambWifi available in public buildings
Pink Spaces – streets and open spaces covered by free CambWifi (in Cambridge city the pink spaces are covered via The Cloud).
Places with free CambWifi include libraries, council offices, children’s centres, sheltered housing, leisure facilities, community centres, Park and Ride sites, open spaces, city and market town centres, and village halls.
Look on the coverage map above to see where free CambWifi is available. You can zoom in and click on the locations for more details.
Who is behind free WiFi?
Free CambWifi was originally set up by Cambridgeshire County Council and extended with funding from the Government’s SuperConnected Cities project to improve superfast broadband connectivity and expand digital connectivity in Cambridge and surrounding economic areas of South Cambridgeshire.
The University of Cambridge has also invested in the network, providing access via The Cloud in open spaces, and extending its existing education Wifi networks to all Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin students, staff and visiting academics.
The Connecting Cambridgeshire programme is now working with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, local councils and partners to increase free public access Wifi provision in public buildings, open spaces and retail centres in cities and market towns, whilst increasing availability in active village halls and community buildings in rural areas.
If you have problems connecting or other queries about the networks please check our FAQ page.