Wireless in Public Buildings

Project timeframe: April 2013 - Present

The £1.5m programme is part of the wider £8.25m Urban Broadband Fund grant awarded to Birmingham by the Government last year.

Working in partnership with the Council's ICT provider, Service Birmingham, free public access Wi-Fi has been successfully installed in over 200 buildings across Birmingham, with more to come  - making it easier than ever for citizens to access online services in buildings delivering council services that are visited by the public.

The free-to-use service is accessible just as in any other setting where Wi-Fi is offered such as hotels, shopping centres or restaurants. Following a simple registration process, users are able to use job sites, check their email, access training information or simply surf the web.

See the map below for buildings connected near you or visit http://localview.birmingham.gov.uk/freewifi/.

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84 per cent of people in Birmingham access the internet, against a Great Britain average of 86 per cent

The Office of National Statistics