The Labour-run City Council has secured funding allowing for free public wifi on all Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach buses and public buildings.
Buses should all have free wifi by the end of November and buildings such as Community Centres, libraries and museums by April next year. This will generate a wide wifi network in the City centre for residents and tourists.
Leader of the Council Bob Price said: “The City Council is building a world class city for its residents and for the nearly 10 million visitors that we receive each year. Wi-Fi access is a crucial element in providing information and guidance to visitors, as well as facilitating business and social communications.
We are aiming to create an extensive Wi-Fi zone in the city centre using the main public buildings, museums and galleries, and the installation of Wi-Fi on the bus network will be really valuable for residents and visitors alike.”
This forms part of the ‘Super Connected Oxford’ scheme which aims to make Oxford one of the country’s most connected cities. The programme will also offer small and medium sized businesses in Oxford assistance in getting superfast broadband.