Free wifi extended to most council buildings

Posted On 28 Apr 2015 at 8:26 am

Free wifi is now available in the public areas of most city council buildings.

Free wifi mittens by Dory Kornfeld on Flickr

Free wifi mittens by Dory Kornfeld on Flickr

Public areas in Brighton, Hove and Portslade Town Halls now have wifi, as well as Kings House, Bartholomew House, Hove Museum and Art Gallery and the Booth Museum of Natural History.

Other buildings include the seafront office, Moulescoomb and Lavender Street housing offices, children’s centres and leisure centres including the King Alfred and the Price Regent.

The wifi public buildings rollout has been funded under the Super Connected Cities Programme, is managed by Easynet, and provided by CloudConnX through an existing council contract.

Project manager Alan Buck said: “Brighton and Hove City Council won government investment to provide improved digital connections.

“We are one of only 17 places across the UK to be selected for the super connected cities programme and it will mean that people can keep in touch at a variety of locations supplied by over 40 of our public buildings and offices.”

Wifi will also be coming to Roundabout Children’s Centre and Preston Manor from late April and the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Museum and Old Court House from late May.

Public wifi is already available in the cities’ libraries and the Brighton Centre.

List of children’s centres with free wifi:

  • Bevendean Children’s Centre
  • Children and Young People’s Trust Hangleton
  • Dean Children’s Centre (Rudyard Kipling School)
  • North Portslade Children’s Centre
  • Hangleton Park Children’s Centre
  • Hollingbury and Patcham Children’s Centre
  • Hollingdean Children’s Centre
  • Moulsecoomb Childrens Centre
  • Music Arts and Study Support Children & Young People’s Trust County Oak Avenue
  • Patcham Youth Centre
  • South Portslade Children’s Centre
  • 67 Centre Children and Young People’s Trust
  • Village Centre Children and Young People’s Trust Portslade (also known as Court Hope Centre)
  • Tarner Children’s Centre
  • West Hove Children’s Centre (West Hove School)
  1. Gerald Wiley Reply

    The wi-fi facilities may be being provided under an existing contract, but how much will his actually cost the council initially and on an ongoing basis?

    And why is this being announced just 10 days before a council election?

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