York's free WiFi network extended into Acomb

York’s Cityconnect WiFi has expanded again with Acomb’s Front Street going live as the latest extension to the city-wide network.

Councillor Peter Dew, Executive Member with responsibility for digital infrastructure, said: “It’s great to see York’s free WiFi network reaching out from the city centre to residential neighbourhoods.  Having free WiFi can transform public spaces and help visitors, along with serving local businesses and residents. It’s also an accredited Child-Friendly connection, so children can use it safely for homework or entertainment.”

This expansion brings Front Street into a network covering York’s city centre, Bishopthorpe Road and all 6 of the city’s Park & Ride terminals. This is in addition to the public WiFi available in 14 libraries and 41 council owned buildings. The CityConnect wireless connection is available 24/7, 365 days of the year, and is completely free to use. The expansion of CityConnectWiFi comes at no cost to the city’s council and helps to further develop York as a digital city. The network allows those who live, visit and work in the area to access the network from their phone, tablet or any other wireless device and adds to York’s advanced digital reputation as one of only 22 Super Connected cities in the UK.