The free wifi covers all the roads and open spaces in the town centre, including the railway station. As well as giving town centre visitors the opportunity to browse online for free, subscribers can receive regular notifications about retail promotions, town centre events, listings and news, all of which aims to support local traders.
The Eastleigh Local Area Committee, has allocated £20,000 from the money it receives from developers to the scheme, working in partnership with the Eastleigh Business Improvement District (BID) who are funded by businesses in the town.
Chair of the Eastleigh Local Area Committee, Councillor Wayne Irish, said: “An increasing number of retail destinations are introducing free wifi and, working with the BID, the Council is always keen to support our businesses and provide a better experience for town centre visitors who, I am sure, will welcome this initiative.”
To access it, simply find Eastleigh Town Centre Wifi in the settings on your phone or mobile device and set up an account.