Free WiFi in Manchester City Centre

Free WiFi is being rolled out across Manchester city centre, allowing you to go online on your mobile for up to half an hour at a time.

It's through the _FreeBeeMcr network which you can access in Piccadilly Gardens, St Peter's Square, Albert Square and Cross Street.

Capital's been told the network will also include routes around the city centre from spring 2013, with more places to follow in the summer.

The move's been announced by Manchester City Council, which has joined together with Arquiva.

Councillor Nigel Murphy said giving people the chance to access the internet in the city centre is vitally important:

"We want to ensure that Manchester residents and vistors get the most out of the city and giving them free WiFi access will mean they have a wealth of information at their fingertips."