Free WiFi is now available downtown!

The Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area announced phase one of their public outdoor wireless internet initiative. This service is for everyone who shops, dines, works, lives and enjoys Downtown Peterborough.

The WiFi network is designed to be used outdoors to enhance the downtown experience. The first phase of the network covers some of the highest traffic areas downtown, including sections of Hunter, Charlotte and George streets.

To use the network, look for “DowntownPTBO WiFi” on your device. Selecting the network will bring you to our landing page where you can log in by agreeing to our terms of service. No password is necessary and it is 100% free to use.

“In 2014 we held a strategic planning session with our members and public WiFi was named as one of our top 5 priorities,” says Terry Guiel, DBIA Executive Director. “This network will be a big asset for our businesses as well as the patrons who support our local businesses.”

The network has been operating in various forms for the last two months as the DBIA has worked to set it up. Despite no public advertisement, we’ve already had 30,000 logins!

“Peterborough Utilities Group is pleased to be part of the Downtown WiFi project! We hope that visitors to the downtown core will find this service to be convenient and enhance the experience of their time spent in our downtown businesses and our city!” says David Whitehouse, Peterborough Utilities Group Vice-President Customer/Corporate Services and Conservation Officer.