More free Wi-fi in Milan

In the Navigli zone

Milan city hall has launched 16 new coverage areas – all in the Navigli zone – with a total of 50 new hot spots for the “Open Wi-fi Milano” free network for connecting to internet.

Users registered for the free service will be able to surf for an hour a day at top speed, followed by unlimited time at a reduced speed until midnight, when their daily counter is re-set and high-speed connection is available again.

City councillor Cristina Tajani, announcing the new coverage, pointed out that the area was chosen for its high frequency of tourist visitors. The new area will complete the corridors of free access to internet stretching from Porta Ticinese to Piazza 25 Maggio and from Corso S. Gottardo to the Navigli canal banks.

There is now a total of 416 outdoor areas for the service, up from 390 in May. Of these, 331 are outdoors in parks and gardens, metro stations, major crossroads and pedestrian areas, while the other 85 are located in public offices.

And since the service was recently thrown open to foreign SIM cards as well as Italian ones, it’s available free to tourists and business visitors, too. Full details in English of how to register (free) for the service are on the dedicated website.

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