Bristol

Wi-fi network is switched on in Bristol

Thirty-seven free public wi-fi hotspots have been switched in council buildings across Bristol.

Bristol City Council said it hoped the move would help make the internet more accessible to the 15% of residents who have never been online.

The service also covers some outdoor areas including St Nicholas Market, parts of Ashton Court estate and the Lockleaze adventure playground.

The council hopes to add a further 15 hotspots over the next few months.

The Liberal Democrat-run authority has produced a downloadable map showing a location of the hotspots.

Wi-fi - or wireless internet - allows laptop computers or other digital equipment to connect to the internet without the use of a phone line or cable internet connection.

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