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You can access free wi-fi in Newport.

Newport City Council was awarded the Digital Communities Wales Digital Inclusion Charter (pdf) in July 2016.

The council is in the process of refreshing our digital strategy, which will be launched in 2022. 

Our current strategy is available to download below.

Essential digital skills course

Do you want to improve your digital skills?

Our six-week essential digital skills course will help you to use the internet to do things like shop, chat, find information and surf the web safely.

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Our course is running in three locations on these dates:

 

Central Hub – Wednesdays 11:30-12:30, 19th January – 23rd February

Bettws Library – Thursdays 11:00-12:00, 3rd February – 10th March

Community House – Mondays 14:00-15:00, 7th March – 11th April

 

For more information or to book a place, please contact sam.ali@newport.gov.uk and samantha.turnbull@newport.gov.uk or 07976 516413 for further information.

For residents and visitors

Find free wi-fi in public buildings, on Newport buses, at the train and bus stations, Newport market and in streets within the city centre.  

The Friendly Wi-Fi symbol helps children, young people and adults find venues where wi-fi has been filtered to try and block inappropriate material, an accredited scheme with the UK Council for Child Internet Safety.

Residents and visitors can access Newport Community Cloud and Newport City Connect from any wireless enabled device.

For businesses

Superfast broadband can benefit businesses of all sizes by enabling them to communicate better with customers, transfer data more quickly and operate more efficiently. 

See how local businesses have used superfast broadband

Resources

Download Newport's Digital Strategy 2015-2020 (pdf)

Privacy Impact Assessment - Public Wi-Fi (pdf)

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