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Free Wi-Fi in York

The CityConnect Free Wi-Fi in York service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The network allows those who live, visit and work in the area to access free Wi-Fi from their phone, tablet or any other wireless device and is completely free to use.

Log in to CityConnect free Wi-Fi via social media or by completing a simple online registration form when prompted.

Map of public Wi-Fi zones

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Internal and external Wi-Fi areas are marked with different coloured icons on the map; click an individual feature to see more details.

Zoom in (+) or zoom out; (-) or move/drag the map to reveal information; you can also:

  • search by street name or postcode
  • click >> or << to reveal or hide the map legend

Free Wi-Fi is available in the CityConnect zones across the city, as well as in:

  • libraries
  • corporate buildings
  • community buildings (BDUK)
  • our older people's homes
  • Park and Ride sites (and on park and ride buses, Coastliner buses and York First buses)

You can also view a list of free Wi-Fi locations.

Digital friendly Wi-Fi

Digital Friendly WiFi logo, the safe certification standard for public WiFi.

Free Wi-Fi in York is certified by Digital Friendly Wi-Fi, the safe certification standard for public Wi-Fi.

Wherever you see the Digital Friendly Wi-Fi logo, you can be confident that the public Wi-Fi service at this location is filtered to meet the minimum levels of protection.

The following content will be automatically filtered:

  • web pages known to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) that depict indecent images of children
  • adverts or links to such content
  • pornography

This will help prevent children and young people from accessing inappropriate material themselves, and also limit accidental exposure to inappropriate material that others might be viewing on their devices in a public place.

Digital York

Free Wi-Fi in York is part of the Digital York project, which also includes plans for improved broadband access to broadband in York both in the city and in rural areas.

As part of a government policy of investment in broadband, York is one of only 22 "Super Connected Cities" in the UK.

The development and expansion of free Wi-Fi in York is one of many initiatives which have taken place over the past few years to further York's digital infrastructure.

See a short video about digital transformation in York when Wi-Fi services were enabled in our city:

Also see

Digital City Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 552999