People out and about in Harrow can now use free Wi-Fi in 50 hot-spot locations, but where can you stay connected?
The new scheme gives locals and visitors to Harrow 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi per day, per device, with an opportunity to buy more time on top. It also offers unlimited access to the council’s website.
Wi-Fi transmitters have been installed at busy locations by Harrow Council and technology partner, Arqiva.
Terry Brewer, the council’s Divisional Director for Commercial, Contracts and Procurement, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer the people of Harrow convenient internet access when they’re out and about in our town centres and shopping areas.
“Being better connected means being more in touch with what’s going on, having greater access to services and getting the best deals as consumers.”
Where covered, the free Wi-Fi service will appear as _FreeHarrowWiFi in the list of available networks.
Nicolas Ott, Managing Director, Telecoms & M2M, of Arqiva said: “Today’s consumers are heavily reliant on a fast, uninterrupted internet connection – in fact, it has become an expectation rather than a nice-to-have. As a result, we‘re seeing councils stepping up their efforts to deliver Wi-Fi services to provide value to their communities.
“Building on our strong heritage in this area, Arqiva is delighted to be working with Harrow Council to help improve its wireless network, providing better coverage to help keep its residents informed, entertained and connected on-the-go.”
For more information on the service, visit the Harrow council website .