The new outdoor BT Wi-fi network will initially cover most of the city centre and Longtown and is available to thousands of residents, tourists and visitors. It will also support local businesses and will be extended to include Brampton later this month.
Mike Blackburn, BT’s regional director in the North West, said: “This exciting project is another important step forward for Carlisle. More and more Carlisle residents, tourists and visitors are logging onto the internet via BT Wi-Fi. BT already operates the largest Wi-Fi network in the UK with more than five million UK hotspots, and our new agreement with Carlisle brings this valued service to an even bigger audience, offering even greater levels of service for people enjoying a day out.”
Access to the Carlisle Wi-Fi service is free and unlimited to all. Laptops, tablets and mobile devices including smartphones can connect to CarlisleCityWifi and click the ‘get online’ button. This will take users to a Discover Carlisle webpage confirming connection.
Carlisle City Council has chosen BT to build and manage the network for eight years.