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February 7, 2014

Free Wi-Fi access for Glasgow before the Commonwealth Games

wifi-logoAt long last the deal to provide Glasgow with Free internet access will soon be available through a network of up to 80 WiFi points.

BT are to install the first connections, in the city centre and parts of the east end, before the Commonwealth Games.
A second phase next year will extend coverage more widely around the city.
The network will deliver 24-hour access for the first six months. The downside is that the free service will be for 30 minutes each day per handset.

Council leader Gordon Matheson said:

“Delivering a free WiFi network is a key priority of the council and we are delighted to award the urban wireless supplier concession to BT. This is a historic day, a first for any Scottish city and it is great to see Glasgow living up to its innovative tradition. Glaswegians and our visitors will soon be able to access multi-media information on the city, its events, businesses and services on their devices. This network will play a key role in Glasgow’s transition to becoming a digitally connected, smart city, with all the economic and social benefits that brings.”

Source: BBC News Scotland

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini