Free WiFi in Inverness

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Ness Wifi is a free service across Inverness city centre – providing access to fast, efficient internet connectivity. This open WiFi network is free for all users and has no restrictions on time, with fast internet coverage provided in the Victorian Market and surrounding streets, with a full city centre roll out to follow during 2017. This WiFi Pilot project is the first phase of the Inverness City WiFi project – officially branded as Ness WiFi. The project is funded by the Inverness and Highlands City Region Deal and led by The Highland Council in partnership with Rapier Systems Ltd.

Get the Inverness Free WiFi map to find out where you can connect:

HOW DO I LOG-ON?

  • Turn on WiFi on your mobile phone or other device
  • Look for NESS_WiFi_Free in your list of available WiFi networks
  • Select NESS_WiFi_Free and wait for the pop-up window
  • Log-on with either your social media details or by entering your email address
  • Start enjoying the free WiFi!

BENEFITS OF ‘ON-THE-GO’ CONNECTIVITY

With high-speed, free WiFi available across Inverness’s vibrant and active city centre, residents and visitors in the streets can take advantage of the benefits that ‘on-the-go’ connectivity offers.

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Some of the most common questions about NESS_WiFi_Free and the services we provide can be found below.

What is the service?

It is a free WiFi service being made available in near Inverness city centre in the Victorian Market, and surrounding streets (Union Street, Queensgate, Church Street) and Academy Street along and into Falcon Square. It is being funded by the Inverness City Region Deal and run by The Highland Council and Rapier Systems.

Who can use the service?

The free WiFi service is available to all residents and visitors to Inverness, who have access to either a WiFi-enabled laptop, tablet or mobile device, in the WiFi zone coverage area here.

 

Do I have to register?

 

Yes. In order to register, you will need to provide either:

  • a valid email address and a few simple details to enhance your experience (i.e. name, gender, age range)

or

  • your Facebook log-in details (email address and password)

How will my data be used?

The WiFi service is fully compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998. Full terms and conditions about using the WiFi service, including information on how your data will be used and secured, can be downloaded here.

The WiFi service is provided by Rapier Systems Ltd, who are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 with the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK.

When and where is it available?

The service is being made available 24/7, 365 days a year, in the WiFi zone area.

A map of the available coverage area can be found here.

 

How secure is the network?

 

Our experienced network engineers employ technologies to help ensure our network is secure and resilient, so it is safer for people to use.

Do I need to sign a contract to use the service?

No. There is no contract to sign and use of the WiFi is completely free – you will not be asked for payment details when logging on or using the service.

How can I provide comments or feedback about the service?

Should you experience any issues in using the free WiFi, or have a question about the service, please email citywifi@highland.gov.uk

 

Where can I connect?

 

You can connect in the Victorian Market and surrounding streets – Union St, Queensgate, Church Street and along Academy.

Does the Inverness City Wi-Fi block any websites?

Yes, the City Wi-Fi uses an Internet filter that is in place to filter out sites such as: – Adult content, gambling, virus/spam and other sites are not viewable