Milton Keynes will be the first UK city to get free wireless broadband access with a service scheduled to roll out on 1 August.
Internet access will be available to anyone with wireless-enabled equipment in Midsummer Boulevard which runs through the Milton Keynes city centre.
The project is being handled by wireless mobile communications firm Briteyellow and will be paid for by commercial sponsors.
The wireless infrastructure involves setting up a wireless mesh made up of nodes on existing fixtures like road signs, walls and lamp posts.
An initial service will cover the area from the Milton Keynes Central rail station to its retail district, and access in the whole of the city centre is expected by the end of the year.
"Milton Keynes will have largest continuous area of free wireless broadband connectivity in the UK," said Fredi Nonyelu, managing director at Briteyellow. "This is excellent news for Britain's fastest growing city."
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