Free public access wi-fi could be rolled out across Aberdeen, the Evening Express can reveal today.
Steps are under way to deliver a digital connectivity programme for Aberdeen with plans in place to implement free public access wi-fi.
A report to go before members of the city council’s finance, policy and resources committee, next week, said the first step would be to provide free public wi-fi within the city centre.
The report by Wendy Robertson, digital place programme manager, added: “The council would seek to procure this on a full concessionary basis, in other words at no cost to the council.”
The Digital Place Strategy, which will go before full council in August, will deliver a wide programme of digital transformation for the city region.
The report also recommends councillors approve plans for the council to conclude negotiations on a contract to provide the potential of 1GB fibre connectivity to council premises, which it notes will “drive additional private sector investment across the city”.