Free WiFi in Johnstone
Johnstone now offers free, public WiFi in outdoor locations.
21:40 01 February 2018
Johnstone becomes the first town centre in Renfrewshire to get free, public WiFi in outdoor locations. The service is made possible by a £1million project that aims to bring free public WiFi to Renfrew, Paisley and Johnstone. The WiFi service, which was installed by Boston Networks, is accessible in streets surrounding the Johnstone Town Hall, William Street, the High Street and Church Street.
Renfrewshire Council leader, Councillor Iain Nicolson said: “Back in November, we made a commitment to the people of Johnstone that they would be the first community in Renfrewshire to get outdoors public wifi in their town centre.
“I’m delighted that we have delivered on this commitment and look forward to seeing Johnstone residents and visitors enjoying the benefits that free public wifi offers.
“Giving all members of the community equal access to the internet via free public wifi is an excellent way to tackle the problem of digital exclusion which can affect low income earners, older adults and people with disabilities.
“It also provides everyone with the same level of access to important information such as health advice and online education, as well as the ability to communicate instantly with others.
“Ultimately, the installation of free public wifi in the town centre will help Johnstone to become a better connected society.”