Barcelona WiFi is a public network providing free Internet access which the public will be able to start taking advantage of during the course of this week at 170 hot spots clearly identified with “W” signs. This number will rise to 300 by the end of 2009.
They will be located in various municipal amenities spread across all the city districts and include, among others, civic centres, libraries, Citizen Advice Centres, sports centres, museums, markets and block interiors.
Users can access the service from laptops, PDAs, terminals with wireless interfaces and mobile devices such as the iPhone and Blackberry. All they need to do is look for networks with WiFi availability and choose the Barcelona WiFi service.
Of the 500 connection points which the city will have by 2010, 60% will allow free browsing without any restrictions, except for ethically unacceptable pages, such as games or pornography, and pages with audiovisual downloads, IP telephony and videoconferencing.
In addition, for NN Hotels the Wireless Internet has become a standard service and offer to all of their clients free use of Business Centers and free WiFi Internet.