Free Dundee Wifi Delayed
Rollout of free public WiFi in Dundee has been delayed and would not be completed before summer 2019.
14:49 03 December 2018
In August, Dundee Council bosses have confirmed that plans to rollout free public WiFi in Dundee have “collapsed” and that a fresh contract invitation to tender (ITT) has been issued.
Councillor Fraser Macpherson, who has expressed disappointment at further delays, is now calling for assurances that the service will be delivered in accordance to the given new timelines. However, he welcomed the fresh inclusion of 5G in the plans.
Mr Macpherson said: “I am disappointed that public wifi has been slower to deliver than originally anticipated and I am absolutely adamant that it must now be up and running in the revised timeframe.
“I certainly won’t hide that disappointment but if there can be a solution found that includes 5G and minimises the impact on utilities and services during the proposed works, I think that would be a positive outcome.”
Bosses at Dundee City Council’s city development department said: “It is envisaged that the revised ITT will be released through Public Contracts Scotland in January 2019. Subject to receipt of a compliant bid, it is anticipated that the project will be delivered by summer 2019.”