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Cardiff and Newport now ‘super-connected’


Cardiff and Newport now ‘super-connected’

Free, fast Wi-Fi is now available on all buses across Newport, with Cardiff Wi-Fi launching later this week. All 220 buses have now been fitted with 4G Wi-Fi, which passengers can access for free any time they travel.

“Having superfast broadband readily available in our city is vital to not only increase productivity but to stimulate economic growth,” said Bob Bright, Newport City Councillor. “In addition to making travel more productive, Wi-Fi access will make any commute more fun too with access to social networks, online games and entertainment.”

The three year Wi-Fi contract is funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, with the aim of making Cardiff one of the UK’s top ‘super-connected cities’.

“Icomera is delighted to provide its Wi-Fi solution and be part of the innovative Superconnected Newport project,” said Sukh Randhawa, project manager with Icomera. “It has been excellent working with Newport City Council and Newport Bus in conjunction with DCMS under the Superconnected Cities banner which led us to provide the mobile Wi-Fi solution on the whole of the Newport Bus fleet. This means that free Wi-Fi is now publically available to all commuters across the city using Newport buses.”

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