Superfast Bournemouth: 'world's fastest free outdoor Wifi' on its way to town centre and seafront

Superfast Bournemouth: 'world's fastest free outdoor Wifi' on its way to town centre and seafront

Superfast Bournemouth: 'world's fastest free outdoor Wifi' on its way to town centre and seafront

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IT could be the fastest free outdoor WiFi in the world. And it’s right on our doorstep in Bournemouth.

Thanks to the people at Fusion WiFi and Bournemouth Council the super speedy WiFi service will be available in the Triangle, the Gardens, Bournemouth Square, Pier Approach and for 500m either side of both Bournemouth and Boscombe piers.

It will offer speeds of up to one gigabit.

Adam Troman, managing director of FusionWiFi said: “We are delighted to be bringing free gigabit public WiFi to Bournemouth.

“After 18 months in the planning, we are pleased to deliver a service we believe will be the world’s fastest outdoor free WiFi network.

“Our network will help Bournemouth Borough Council attract and engage with more visitors, encouraging more business to be done in the town and helping the local economy thrive.

“When fully installed, it is intended that the network will expand to cover more of the town. By growing the network, we hope to build one of the most powerful free WiFi networks further enhancing Bournemouth’s digital economy.

“FusionWiFi's platform allows users to access free WiFi via their social media account, making the login process quicker and easier than most other systems.”

Cllr Mike Greene, cabinet member for corporate policy and strategy at Bournemouth council, said: “We are very excited to be bringing an ultra fast and free public WiFi service to the town centre, gardens and seafront. The service is currently in a testing period to ensure a high quality experience and will be officially launched in September in readiness for people visiting the town’s Arts Festival.

“Our collaboration with FusionWiFi and CityFibre to bring this free WiFi service to Bournemouth is a major step forward in enhancing digital services and building a prosperous and connected town.

“We are confident that it will add to the positive experience of the town and help to generate business by encouraging people to stay in the town for longer.”

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12:08pm Thu 28 Aug 14

JHC2 says...

Katie , Please don't start sentences with "And" - that is poor reporting JC
Katie , Please don't start sentences with "And" - that is poor reporting JC JHC2
  • Score: -13

12:22pm Thu 28 Aug 14

BarrHumbug says...

Well I suppose it's kind of free, but by using your social network login to get on there is probably something deep inside the terms and conditions that states they can have access to your social network information to use as they please by bombarding you with targeted advertising or sell your information to telemarketing companies etc? For many this will be ok as they keep their social network information to a minimum but some will share the most private of data with anyone?
Well I suppose it's kind of free, but by using your social network login to get on there is probably something deep inside the terms and conditions that states they can have access to your social network information to use as they please by bombarding you with targeted advertising or sell your information to telemarketing companies etc? For many this will be ok as they keep their social network information to a minimum but some will share the most private of data with anyone? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 5

12:43pm Thu 28 Aug 14

FerryFan says...

Won't have to filch Harry Ramsden's then in future will I.....
Won't have to filch Harry Ramsden's then in future will I..... FerryFan
  • Score: 10

1:15pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Pablo23 says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
Well I suppose it's kind of free, but by using your social network login to get on there is probably something deep inside the terms and conditions that states they can have access to your social network information to use as they please by bombarding you with targeted advertising or sell your information to telemarketing companies etc? For many this will be ok as they keep their social network information to a minimum but some will share the most private of data with anyone?
Just create a new social media login that you only use for this wifi login.
Simples >squeak
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: Well I suppose it's kind of free, but by using your social network login to get on there is probably something deep inside the terms and conditions that states they can have access to your social network information to use as they please by bombarding you with targeted advertising or sell your information to telemarketing companies etc? For many this will be ok as they keep their social network information to a minimum but some will share the most private of data with anyone?[/p][/quote]Just create a new social media login that you only use for this wifi login. Simples >squeak Pablo23
  • Score: 12

1:25pm Thu 28 Aug 14

BoscVegas says...

Can it be used indefinitely? goodbye plusnet
Can it be used indefinitely? goodbye plusnet BoscVegas
  • Score: 5

2:07pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Townee says...

With loads of people logging it surely it will go sloooooooooooower.
With loads of people logging it surely it will go sloooooooooooower. Townee
  • Score: 11

2:32pm Thu 28 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Tobias will not be pleased he wants people to stop using them at the beach :-)
Tobias will not be pleased he wants people to stop using them at the beach :-) bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 12

3:04pm Thu 28 Aug 14

sally carmen says...

Wow fantastic, I live in the town centre. Amazing news.
Wow fantastic, I live in the town centre. Amazing news. sally carmen
  • Score: 10

3:28pm Thu 28 Aug 14

wonderway says...

how long will this last

council put public wifi in boscombe was so bad it was rip out

and i hope it contract is better drawn up than above because public wifi in boscombe agreement was stupid price

so look before you leap
how long will this last council put public wifi in boscombe was so bad it was rip out and i hope it contract is better drawn up than above because public wifi in boscombe agreement was stupid price so look before you leap wonderway
  • Score: -2

5:30pm Thu 28 Aug 14

whataboutthat says...

If it is free you are the product.
If it is free you are the product. whataboutthat
  • Score: 5

6:44pm Thu 28 Aug 14

504gld says...

I tried it and it was so slowwwwwwww to even launch the log in page stood by the BIC, it was as much use as a chocolate fireguard so switched back to the phone network.
I tried it and it was so slowwwwwwww to even launch the log in page stood by the BIC, it was as much use as a chocolate fireguard so switched back to the phone network. 504gld
  • Score: -5

7:35pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Peter Roy says...

I am not sure that having this free wifi is such great news as there are now more and more documented cases of how wifi affects our physical health.

Do read this article in the daily mail on electrosmog.
http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/sciencetech/a
rticle-1334291/Is-Wi
-Fi-frying-brains-Fe
ars-cloud-electrosmo
g-harm-humans.html
I am not sure that having this free wifi is such great news as there are now more and more documented cases of how wifi affects our physical health. Do read this article in the daily mail on electrosmog. http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sciencetech/a rticle-1334291/Is-Wi -Fi-frying-brains-Fe ars-cloud-electrosmo g-harm-humans.html Peter Roy
  • Score: -15

8:08pm Thu 28 Aug 14

L'enfant terrible says...

http://www.channel4.
com/news/shopping-ce
ntre-wifi-tracking-s
py-data

Similar principle, different place

It's all about your getting your personal data then bombarding you with targeted ads.
http://www.channel4. com/news/shopping-ce ntre-wifi-tracking-s py-data Similar principle, different place It's all about your getting your personal data then bombarding you with targeted ads. L'enfant terrible
  • Score: 2

8:13pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Nikki1234 says...

I live in the triangle and the last few days I can no longer pick up a usually strong wifi signal .... Is this something to do with this installation? I rely on my wifi and now I can not access it from my home.... Very irritating!!
I live in the triangle and the last few days I can no longer pick up a usually strong wifi signal .... Is this something to do with this installation? I rely on my wifi and now I can not access it from my home.... Very irritating!! Nikki1234
  • Score: -1

8:20pm Thu 28 Aug 14

sc61 says...

I t would be interesting to know who has stumped up the cash to install and run this network.
I t would be interesting to know who has stumped up the cash to install and run this network. sc61
  • Score: 1

8:25pm Thu 28 Aug 14

dorsetchap123 says...

Nikki1234 wrote:
I live in the triangle and the last few days I can no longer pick up a usually strong wifi signal .... Is this something to do with this installation? I rely on my wifi and now I can not access it from my home.... Very irritating!!
Oh no Nikki! Definitely sounds like your problem is caused by the new wifi system. If you want to use your own home wifi, you'll need to move house.
[quote][p][bold]Nikki1234[/bold] wrote: I live in the triangle and the last few days I can no longer pick up a usually strong wifi signal .... Is this something to do with this installation? I rely on my wifi and now I can not access it from my home.... Very irritating!![/p][/quote]Oh no Nikki! Definitely sounds like your problem is caused by the new wifi system. If you want to use your own home wifi, you'll need to move house. dorsetchap123
  • Score: 7

9:27pm Thu 28 Aug 14

mythoughts! says...

JHC2 wrote:
Katie , Please don't start sentences with "And" - that is poor reporting JC
Please don't start an opening comment moaning about something so insignificant. If more people had a positive approach to things in life the world would be a better place and there would be less moaners about!
[quote][p][bold]JHC2[/bold] wrote: Katie , Please don't start sentences with "And" - that is poor reporting JC[/p][/quote]Please don't start an opening comment moaning about something so insignificant. If more people had a positive approach to things in life the world would be a better place and there would be less moaners about! mythoughts!
  • Score: 13

10:17pm Thu 28 Aug 14

ragj195 says...

Nikki1234 wrote:
I live in the triangle and the last few days I can no longer pick up a usually strong wifi signal .... Is this something to do with this installation? I rely on my wifi and now I can not access it from my home.... Very irritating!!
Read this. You may just need to change frequency of your router so it doesn't clash.

http://www.maketeche
asier.com/find-best-
wifi-channel/
[quote][p][bold]Nikki1234[/bold] wrote: I live in the triangle and the last few days I can no longer pick up a usually strong wifi signal .... Is this something to do with this installation? I rely on my wifi and now I can not access it from my home.... Very irritating!![/p][/quote]Read this. You may just need to change frequency of your router so it doesn't clash. http://www.maketeche asier.com/find-best- wifi-channel/ ragj195
  • Score: 3

10:19pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Horridbloke says...

mythoughts! wrote:
JHC2 wrote:
Katie , Please don't start sentences with "And" - that is poor reporting JC
Please don't start an opening comment moaning about something so insignificant. If more people had a positive approach to things in life the world would be a better place and there would be less moaners about!
There might even be fewer moaners about.
Don't count on it though.
[quote][p][bold]mythoughts![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JHC2[/bold] wrote: Katie , Please don't start sentences with "And" - that is poor reporting JC[/p][/quote]Please don't start an opening comment moaning about something so insignificant. If more people had a positive approach to things in life the world would be a better place and there would be less moaners about![/p][/quote]There might even be fewer moaners about. Don't count on it though. Horridbloke
  • Score: 1

10:41pm Thu 28 Aug 14

stuffyadisco says...

Hahahaha there is some comment gold on here..... DERP!

How can you have had a slooooooow connection if it has not been fully installed yet?

I dont think allot of you actually read the article

As for how much will it cost.
The money will most likely come from your tax buuuuuut that is good way to spend it.. Millions of your tax pounds go to fund wars over seas (murder) so if your gonna moan about the money please gain some perspective and don't attack a service that if you purchased on your own would heavily out weigh the cost divided by a town like Bournemouth. Its costing you about 5p each which is pretty good for the fastest internet Bournemouth has ever seen without a monthly contract....
Again deeeeerp
Much love to the supporters of such a good idea and such a positive way to spend money..
Hahahaha there is some comment gold on here..... DERP! How can you have had a slooooooow connection if it has not been fully installed yet? I dont think allot of you actually read the article As for how much will it cost. The money will most likely come from your tax buuuuuut that is good way to spend it.. Millions of your tax pounds go to fund wars over seas (murder) so if your gonna moan about the money please gain some perspective and don't attack a service that if you purchased on your own would heavily out weigh the cost divided by a town like Bournemouth. Its costing you about 5p each which is pretty good for the fastest internet Bournemouth has ever seen without a monthly contract.... Again deeeeerp Much love to the supporters of such a good idea and such a positive way to spend money.. stuffyadisco
  • Score: 3

10:46pm Thu 28 Aug 14

stuffyadisco says...

Hahahaha there is some comment gold on here..... DERP!

How can you have had a slooooooow connection if it has not been fully installed yet?

As for the 'well there is probably something in the term and conditions that blah blah' comment... Well you dont have to use the free service. No ones forcing you.. Have a read of them lol

For the 'you are the product' comment...
Yes you are... of a weak sperm....
You are only a product if you sell your info.... again have a read and dont use the free service if you dont want to...

I dont think allot of you actually read the article

As for how much will it cost.
The money will most likely come from your tax buuuuuut that is good way to spend it.. Millions of your tax pounds go to fund wars over seas (murder) so if your gonna moan about the money please gain some perspective and don't attack a service that if you purchased on your own would heavily out weigh the cost divided by a town like Bournemouth. Its costing you about 5p each which is pretty good for the fastest internet Bournemouth has ever seen without a monthly contract....
Again deeeeerp
Much love to the supporters of such a good idea and such a positive way to spend money..
Hahahaha there is some comment gold on here..... DERP! How can you have had a slooooooow connection if it has not been fully installed yet? As for the 'well there is probably something in the term and conditions that blah blah' comment... Well you dont have to use the free service. No ones forcing you.. Have a read of them lol For the 'you are the product' comment... Yes you are... of a weak sperm.... You are only a product if you sell your info.... again have a read and dont use the free service if you dont want to... I dont think allot of you actually read the article As for how much will it cost. The money will most likely come from your tax buuuuuut that is good way to spend it.. Millions of your tax pounds go to fund wars over seas (murder) so if your gonna moan about the money please gain some perspective and don't attack a service that if you purchased on your own would heavily out weigh the cost divided by a town like Bournemouth. Its costing you about 5p each which is pretty good for the fastest internet Bournemouth has ever seen without a monthly contract.... Again deeeeerp Much love to the supporters of such a good idea and such a positive way to spend money.. stuffyadisco
  • Score: 6

11:03pm Thu 28 Aug 14

chris2307 says...

Peter Roy wrote:
I am not sure that having this free wifi is such great news as there are now more and more documented cases of how wifi affects our physical health.

Do read this article in the daily mail on electrosmog.
http://www.dailymail

.co.uk/sciencetech/a

rticle-1334291/Is-Wi

-Fi-frying-brains-Fe

ars-cloud-electrosmo

g-harm-humans.html
An article which is 4 years out of date, doesn't list references and written to grab headlines by the DAILY MAIL is your source of information?

There's a few "tin-foil hatters" in this comment thread.
[quote][p][bold]Peter Roy[/bold] wrote: I am not sure that having this free wifi is such great news as there are now more and more documented cases of how wifi affects our physical health. Do read this article in the daily mail on electrosmog. http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sciencetech/a rticle-1334291/Is-Wi -Fi-frying-brains-Fe ars-cloud-electrosmo g-harm-humans.html[/p][/quote]An article which is 4 years out of date, doesn't list references and written to grab headlines by the DAILY MAIL is your source of information? There's a few "tin-foil hatters" in this comment thread. chris2307
  • Score: 12

11:16pm Thu 28 Aug 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Pablo23 wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
Well I suppose it's kind of free, but by using your social network login to get on there is probably something deep inside the terms and conditions that states they can have access to your social network information to use as they please by bombarding you with targeted advertising or sell your information to telemarketing companies etc? For many this will be ok as they keep their social network information to a minimum but some will share the most private of data with anyone?
Just create a new social media login that you only use for this wifi login.
Simples >squeak
No it's not.
.
That's fine with something you use a dummy hotmail account for but on a smartphone or ipad it links to the FB account on your app.
.
It's also a hassle logging it to these so called free servers like cloud with dummy details.
.
I get all you can eat 4G on my plan so I wish Bmth would just get up to speed and not just another gimmick for advertising.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: Well I suppose it's kind of free, but by using your social network login to get on there is probably something deep inside the terms and conditions that states they can have access to your social network information to use as they please by bombarding you with targeted advertising or sell your information to telemarketing companies etc? For many this will be ok as they keep their social network information to a minimum but some will share the most private of data with anyone?[/p][/quote]Just create a new social media login that you only use for this wifi login. Simples >squeak[/p][/quote]No it's not. . That's fine with something you use a dummy hotmail account for but on a smartphone or ipad it links to the FB account on your app. . It's also a hassle logging it to these so called free servers like cloud with dummy details. . I get all you can eat 4G on my plan so I wish Bmth would just get up to speed and not just another gimmick for advertising. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -3

6:20am Fri 29 Aug 14

alasdair1967 says...

Nothing in life is free !
Nothing in life is free ! alasdair1967
  • Score: 0

8:48am Fri 29 Aug 14

Drew_Peacock says...

Beware! Just look at Fusion WiFi's web site https://www.fusionwi
fi.com/#whatissocial
wifi. Under "What is Social WiFi" we've got "Data Capture for your business" Hover over that, and you get "Names, email addresses, dates of birth and more", and have a look at some of the testimonials further down the page, as to how pleased some people are with the data they've collected. As others have commented, it's not free, you are paying for it with data that can be used for marketing, tracking etc. Will someone from Bournemouth Council tell us why they want to collect our personal data and what they intend to do with it?
Beware! Just look at Fusion WiFi's web site https://www.fusionwi fi.com/#whatissocial wifi. Under "What is Social WiFi" we've got "Data Capture for your business" Hover over that, and you get "Names, email addresses, dates of birth and more", and have a look at some of the testimonials further down the page, as to how pleased some people are with the data they've collected. As others have commented, it's not free, you are paying for it with data that can be used for marketing, tracking etc. Will someone from Bournemouth Council tell us why they want to collect our personal data and what they intend to do with it? Drew_Peacock
  • Score: 1

10:11am Fri 29 Aug 14

BarrHumbug says...

BoscVegas wrote:
Can it be used indefinitely? goodbye plusnet
So you would ditch your secure home internet and do your internet banking, shopping, emails etc on an open insecure public network, worse still using your social media login in to gain access? Some might call that brave, I would call it foolish and extremely naive?
[quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: Can it be used indefinitely? goodbye plusnet[/p][/quote]So you would ditch your secure home internet and do your internet banking, shopping, emails etc on an open insecure public network, worse still using your social media login in to gain access? Some might call that brave, I would call it foolish and extremely naive? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 4

1:26pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Yankee1 says...

A hacker's paradise. Use it at your peril.
A hacker's paradise. Use it at your peril. Yankee1
  • Score: 0

12:12pm Thu 4 Sep 14

dingdongnumber6 says...

Wow, some proper tin foil hat commentards on here. The only thing that's going to cause cancer of my brain is reading through this tripe.

Is Bournemouth Council FORCING you to use their WiFi? No. So how are they going to get information about you if you don't use it? And even if they do, what do you think they're going to do with it? Probably email you about some new bins being delivered or something.

7 out of 10 people use smartphones. Do you think Google or Apple are letting them do that without reading all your emails? How do you think Facebook works? They all get their money from advertising.

I'd rather get an advert about something i'm vaguely interested in than not, so what's the big deal?

Bottom line, use it, or don't, it's your choice. And please, please, NEVER quote the Daily Mail on anything. It just makes you look stupid.
Wow, some proper tin foil hat commentards on here. The only thing that's going to cause cancer of my brain is reading through this tripe. Is Bournemouth Council FORCING you to use their WiFi? No. So how are they going to get information about you if you don't use it? And even if they do, what do you think they're going to do with it? Probably email you about some new bins being delivered or something. 7 out of 10 people use smartphones. Do you think Google or Apple are letting them do that without reading all your emails? How do you think Facebook works? They all get their money from advertising. I'd rather get an advert about something i'm vaguely interested in than not, so what's the big deal? Bottom line, use it, or don't, it's your choice. And please, please, NEVER quote the Daily Mail on anything. It just makes you look stupid. dingdongnumber6
  • Score: 4

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