Edinburgh’s free wi-fi popular with visitors

Published: 05 February 2018

More than 500,000 people have signed up for free public WiFi in Edinburgh since its launch a year ago, representing user growth of nearly 1,370 people per day.

The IntechnologyWiFi deployment in December 2016 created one of Britain’s largest wireless networks. The network is central to the city council’s plans for growing the city economy.

It is great news that so many residents and visitors are benefiting from free WiFi...This project is central to our plans for growing the city’s economy...

Gavin Barrie, Housing and Economy Convener , The City of Edinburgh Council


The network has proved an asset to visitors as well as residents, according to a study. It reveals that cosmopolitans, inner city students and commuters are by far the most common users.

Natalie Duffield, chief executive of IntechnologyWiFi, said: “Free public WiFi is one of the many assets that makes the city so attractive to visitors from across over the world, particularly young Millennials.”

Demographic analysis of the user base shows that 15-24 year-olds make up the largest group with more than 196,000 registrations. Millennials aged 25-34 make up the next largest group with nearly 140,000 registrations. The company has now extended its network to include Edinburgh Castle...

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