20:14 13 February 2018
A free fast wireless internet service provided by IntechnologyWiFi is now being enjoyed by more than 500,000 residents and visitors in Edinburgh. According to the Harrogate-based company, over 1,300 people (mostly composed of 15 to 24-year-olds) signed up per day since it was offered.
The service was launched during the 2017 Christmas holidays and was made possible by small cell technology that were installed on lampposts and roofs to broadcast a fast wireless internet signal across the skyline and down into the shopping and entertainment areas. The network is hoped to help grow the city’s economy by encouraging both residents and visitors to stay longer and increase their spending.
Cllr Gavin Barrie, Housing and Economy Convener at the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “It is great news that so many residents and visitors are benefitting from free WiFi while they are out and about in Edinburgh. “This project is central to our plans for growing the city’s economy and encouraging residents and visitors to stay longer and increase their spend.”
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