Summer in the city will see roll-out of free wifi
FREE Wifi will be extended across the city centre in Inverness this summer.
The free service, “Ness Wifi”, will be rolled out in the second phase of the Inverness City WiFi project. The first phase provided coverage for the Victorian Market, and the surrounding streets through to Falcon Square.
Phase 2 of the project will see the coverage extended throughout the City Centre, as far as Eden Court and the Northern Meeting Park, by the end of the summer.
Ness Wifi provides access to fast, efficient internet connectivity. This open WiFi network is free for all users and is content filtered, with no restrictions on time. The first phase of the project has seen around 500 people a week logging in and using the free wifi.
Provost of Inverness Helen Carmichael welcomed the announcement of the start of the second phase. She said:
“It is wonderful to see this free service rolled out to benefit a much wider area in Inverness. Ness WiFi has already been very popular with visitors to the city centre in the first phase and this wider coverage will be enormously useful to businesses, residents, students and tourists. Fast and efficient internet access is essential to modern life and the initiative will truly make Inverness a “digital city”, encouraging further visitors and businesses to the area.”
Work is also underway to scope plans for bringing free wifi in other towns across the Highlands.
The free city WiFi is officially branded as Ness WiFi. The project is funded by the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal and led by The Highland Council (in partnership with Rapier Systems Ltd.)