Free public access CambWifi has already been provided to around 150 public buildings and open spaces across Cambridgeshire and plans are underway to extend the service to market towns and village halls 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 is being 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.
The secure public access Wifi network is being provided as part of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Connecting Cambridgeshire digital connectivity programme, with Government funding, to support local communities.
Free CambWifi is available in over 150 public buildings and is being rolled out to market towns and village halls across the county.
View a public access Wifi locations map below and find frequently asked questions (FAQs) here: www.connectingcambridgeshire.co.uk/public-access-wifi/faqs/
*It will refresh and send you to a new webpage. Please note: If you are logging in through a mobile phone or tablet (instead of a laptop) you can click “Done” to close the screen but you’re still not fully logged in.
Where can I get Public WiFi?
Purple Public WiFi icon – free CambWifi available in public buildings Pink Spaces – streets and open spaces via The Cloud
Places with free public Wifi will include libraries, council offices, children’s centres, sheltered housing, leisure facilities, community centres, Park and Ride sites, green spaces and city centre streets in Cambridge. Market towns and village halls will be added as the rollout progresses.
Look on the coverage map above to see where free public WiFi 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 Questions and Answers page.