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Edinburgh buses and trams receive free Wi-Fi

The Scottish government is set to make the city of Edinburgh more connected by issuing all buses and trams with free Wi-Fi.

A £2m project which could see 713 buses and 27 new trams with Wi-Fi equipment installed in them was launched for tender in December 2013 and closes January 2014. The winner will receive specifically allocated funding which has been set aside to incorporate wireless technologies into everyday life including superfast broadband and improvements on mobile access to the city.

“The introduction of passenger Wi-Fi on all of Edinburgh’s buses and trams would be great for our passengers and help the city to become a truly connected capital,” said Ian Craig, chief executive of Transport for Edinburgh. If the tender goes ahead, Edinburgh hopes to have the network up and running by the end of 2014.

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