Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Portree is set to have free WiFi by late spring 2018, according to Highland Council.

A project led by Highland Council and funded by the Inverness and Highland City-Region deal aims to stimulate economic growth and increase digital inclusion across the Highlands by allowing easy access to digital connectivity.  Entitled "High-Fi," the free WiFi will enable tourism support and create a wireless infrastructure in town centres.

The first phase was a Pilot in part of Inverness City Centre which was later rolled out to the wider city in early 2017 as Phase 2. The 3rd Phase will see the roll-out of the free WiFi to 14 towns in Highland.

The first town to get free WiFi is Aviemore. Additional towns to receive High-Fi during phase 3 of the project will include Portree.

The rollout for all 14 towns will be live by the late spring of 2018, and involves local communities, groups and business.

UK Government minister Lord Duncan said: “Digital connectivity isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. The roll out of free Wi-Fi will help locals and businesses as well as making it easier for tourists visiting picturesque locations such as Aviemore to share their experiences with people back home. I am pleased that the UK Government was able to directly support this essential project as part of the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal funding.”

More information can be found here.

How to use:

Turn on WiFi on your mobile phone or other device
For High-Fi it shows the town name first e.g. AVIEMORE_WiFi_Free (High-Fi)
Log-on with either your social media details or by entering your email address
Start enjoying the free WiFi!
For Inverness WiFi go to your wifi settings and select NESS_WiFi_Free

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