City Park to get Free Wi-Fi
Students, shoppers, workers and even councillors can sit out in the fantastic City Park and enjoy browsing the World Wide Web.
The Wi-Fi, which will be officially switched on at midday, covers all of City Park and extends to the beginning of Sunbridge Road, Norfolk Gardens and Princes Way.
City Park becomes the second free Wi-Fi location in Bradford, after Bridge Street became one of the first city centre retail areas in the country to offer the service.
The council are also hoping to hear lots of tweets and comments from visitors and businesses accessing the internet on smart phones and tablet computers.
Bradford Council Leader, Councillor David Green, said: “This super connectivity is all about making the city a better place to live and work. We want to boost the economy and boost investment in the city.
“We have launched our City Centre Growth Zone and free Wi-Fi is an essential component of that. It is an extra bonus to businesses along with the rate relief they can receive if they boost jobs here. It is also an advantage for visitors and tourists as well as businesses in the city.”
The service is part of a wider £30m programme to enable residents, businesses and visitors easy and fast access to the internet.