Milan boosts free Wi-fi network

Faster and still free from 7 June.

Milan’s free Wi-fi network Open Wi-fi Milano will make a leap forward on 7 June, when the new, ultra-fast connection becomes available at 650 hotspots around the city.

Still free, as it has been since its introduction, the network will now no longer require a login at every connection. Users will need to log in only the first time they use it; after that, their PC or smart-phone will connect automatically whenever it is within range of one of the hotspots.

Not only that: from 7 June there will no longer be a limit on connection, either by time on line or by quantity of data downloaded.

Open Wi-fi Milano was taken temporarily off air 5 and 6 June to allow city hall technicians to upgrade the system.

Users need to have an Italian SIM card. New users can register entering the mobile phone number in the registration page of the Open Wi-fi Milano website. They will then receive a password by SMS.

The website also includes a map of hotspots already operative, and those planned to connection soon.