Residents and visitors to Bournemouth can now take advantage of ultra-fast and free public WiFi in the beach and gardens area.

The unlimited free gigabit speed WiFi service has been introduced by Bournemouth Borough Council in collaboration with Poole-based FusionWiFi using CityFibre’s pure fibre network in the city.

The service, which offers speeds of up to 1 gigabit (that’s 100 times faster than the UK’s average speeds), is currently available in the Triangle, the Gardens, Bournemouth Square, Pier Approach and approximately 500m either side of both Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers.

People can easily and quickly log-in to the service via their social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and do everything online for free, from streaming HD videos and video-calling, to staying in touch with friends, or finding out about nearby attractions, galleries and restaurants.

Councillor John Beesley, Leader of Bournemouth Borough Council, said: “Our collaboration with FusionWiFi and CityFibre to bring ultra-fast public WiFi to Bournemouth is a major step forward in enhancing digital services and building a prosperous and connected town. We are confident that it will add to the positive experience of the town and help to generate business by encouraging people to stay in the town for longer. The service will continue to keep Bournemouth at the forefront of digital innovation.”

CityFibre Chief Executive, Greg Mesch, added: “It’s great to see such an innovative and exciting public project made possible by our pure fibre network. The quality of connection and experience will leave the days of slow, stuttering, ‘coffee-shop connections’ far behind. I’m sure we’ll see other cities rush to follow Bournemouth’s lead.”

Adam Troman, Managing Director of FusionWiFi Ltd, added: “The ability to sit on one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK and stream high definition video content from a smartphone or tablet is unprecedented, and we are thrilled to be part of this exciting project.”

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