Free wifi to be launched across Peterborough city centre

Free wifi for the public is to be rolled out across Peterborough city centre next month.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 1:33 pm
Cafe culture in the city centre - customers at the Argos Lounge as lockdown eased.  EMN-210417-172809009
Cafe culture in the city centre - customers at the Argos Lounge as lockdown eased. EMN-210417-172809009

The initiative has been jointly launched by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, Peterborough Positive, Peterborough City Council, and Cambridgeshire County Council.

According to Peterborough Positive, which is the group overseeing the city’s proposed Business Improvement District, signage is already going up across the centre and its stores and eateries to inform shoppers and visitors how to join the network.

Free wifi is one of a number of initiatives that have been launched by the local authorities as they look to encourage more shoppers and visitors into the centre as the city economy opens up again after a near four-months long lockdown as part of the national fight to halt the spread of Covid-19.

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Peterborough cafe culture lockdown eases - customers at Charter's outdoor area. EMN-210413-082059009

A new European-style café culture concept has been launched in Cathedral Square, with similar initiatives planned for Bridge Street and St John’s Square.

Covid-19 safe pods and outdoor seating areas are being set up to protect customers from rain and enable drinking and dining in all weathers, day and night.

In addition, the Government’s Towns Fund deal is expected to bring £22.9 million of investment into the city, with a number of projects planned for the city centre, including The Vine - the library culture and community hub, riverfront improvements, expanding the city’s museum, and a pedestrian and cycle bridge over the river.

Linking up to the city centre wifi can be done in five steps.

All you have to do is:

1. Find ‘CambWifi_Public’ in your Wi-Fi settings and connect

2. Enter your name and email, accept the terms, then ‘Register’

3. A new web page will open. Click the ‘Login’ button

4. Check your email within 10 minutes and click on ‘click here’

5. A new login page will open up. Click ‘Connect’.

Previous users will be connected automatically whenever they are in a CambWifi location.

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