Free Public WiFi on Weymouth Seafront
Posted : June 14, 2018
Weymouth seafront now has digital connectivity in the form of free public Wi-Fi installed along the esplanade. The Wi-Fi hotspot starts at the beach office close to the Kings Statue. It reaches a 150m radius around this popular seafront location.
Installation of Weymouth seafront’s free public Wi-Fi was funded as part of the Dorset Coastal Connections portfolio. The aim is to enhance digital connectivity along Dorset’s coast, thereby promoting and boosting the Dorset economy. The Dorset Coastal Connections portfolio of 18 projects received funding from the Coastal Communities Fund, and is coordinated by Dorset Coast Forum.
Dorset Connections Project Officer Nikki Parker-Goadsby said, “we are really pleased that Weymouth Seafront is the first to benefit from the Digital Connectivity funding which aims to promote Weymouth to visitors coming to the Dorset coast. The delivery team and contractor, LAN3 have achieved an excellent job delivering the Wi-Fi network on the seafront within time and budget. We look forward to more coastal communities also receiving free public Wi-Fi as part of this project over the next year.”
Cllr Richard Nickinson, Briefholder for Economic Development, said: “We recognise the increasing importance of being connected in this digital world. Both residents and visitors can benefit from instant connection to the internet using the free Wi-Fi. Why not use it to help you best enjoy your time in the town? We want to thank the Dorset Coastal Connections team for supporting the town in this way.”