Free WiFi coming to Lincoln city centre

A new WiFi network will be launched across the city centre in the coming weeks.

The Wifi scheme from the the City of Lincoln Council will be a free service that visitors can make the most of as they shop and sightsee in the city.

The network will show up under the name “Lincoln City Wi-Fi”

Once the user logs on, they will be taken to the city council’s website, from here people can then move to search engines or specific sites.

The service is intended for use mainly on either smartphones, laptops or tablets in open air areas of the city centre.

Steve Bird, Assistant Director for Communities and Street Scene said: “Whilst we are currently looking at the exact reach of the WiFi network, we know that the access area will be based on the spine of the city centre.

“We are currently working with Videcom Security, our main contractor on the scheme, to undertake final hardware checks.

“Once operational, the Lincoln City WiFi scheme will be a great addition to the city, and will be a benefit to visitors and shoppers alike.”

Contractors are currently carrying out final tests so an exact rollout date is not known at the time of publication.