• Wed. May 22nd, 2024

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Free Wi-Fi Available at sites across Middlesbrough

VISITORS to many of Middlesbrough’s most famous landmarks and community venues can now enjoy access to free Wi-Fi.

Middlesbrough Council has introduced the service at locations across the town including the Transporter Bridge, Central Library, Dorman and Captain Cook Birthplace Museums, Middlesbrough House, Middlesbrough Town Hall, MyPlace and all community hubs.

Members of the public wanting to gain access can do so by following instructions provided in the various venues.

The introduction of free Wi-Fi across Middlesbrough was first considered and recommended by the authority’s Economic Regeneration and Transport Scrutiny Panel.

For the roll-out the Council secured funding from the Arts Council for implementation in its libraries. Additionally, as part of the Council’s Customer Strategy Programme other key locations where residents would benefit from free Wi-Fi were identified.

This means that as well as general browsing, residents can access Council services via MyMiddlesbrough which enables the public to report issues, pay bills and organise welfare and benefits.

Cllr Nicky Walker, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Finance and Governance, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this service to visitors to many of our most popular attractions and community venues.

“So much of our lives now involve being online in some way, shape or form and the Council itself offers residents much more efficient access to its services via MyMiddlesbrough.

“It couldn’t be easier to use so I would urge all visitors to either follow the easy instructions on their phone or use the guidance offered at the various venues and take advantage of this free Wi-Fi availability.”

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