November 15, 2018 1.26 pm This story is over 36 months old

Lincoln city centre free WiFi coming next week

For use in open air areas of the city centre

The City of Lincoln Council will launch a free WiFi network across the city centre on Monday, November 19.

It will be a free service that visitors can make the most of us they shop and sightsee in the city, with coverage starting in the Bailgate and going all the way through the city centre, ending in lower High Street.

The network will show up under the available WiFi section of smartphones, tablets and PCs under the name “COLin City of Lincoln Free Wi-Fi”.

Once the user logs on to the WiFi, they will be taken to the city council’s website, where people will then be able to move to search engines or specific sites. They do not need to leave any personal data.

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

COLin is also the name of the official mascot, and is an abbreviation that stands for ‘City Of Lincoln internet’.

The ‘the end user experience’ is being designed and constructed by Wi-Fi Spark, who have experience of developing city centre schemes.

The scheme has also been possible by Videcom Security who have helped put the hardware into place.

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