Why free Wi-Fi is now available in Town Hall

Posted on - 19th February, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston Council

Free Wi-Fi has now been switched on at Town Hall.


Visitors will have to log in via Facebook or Twitter and complete a short registration process.

Cllr Martyn Rawlinson, cabinet member for resources at Preston City Council, said: “We are continuously working to help our customers and by offering free Wi-Fi this is yet another example.

“By providing this free service, residents and visitors can complete their business faster and more conveniently whilst in the Town Hall.”

The service, provided by Purple Wi-Fi, follows proposals to roll out free Wi-Fi at the Harris Museum.

Mark Whittle, manager of PrestonBID , said: “It’s good news that in this technology-led age that the city is providing a modern solution to visitors.”

A statement was released by the council in October after the original plans emerged.

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It said: “In summary, the implementation of building WiFi will enhance the Harris offering now making it more attractive to visitors and potentially encouraging more corporate or private rental of gallery spaces to increase revenue.

“The current lack of public WiFi is the source of most customer complaints.”

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