<strong>People</strong> enjoying Dockyard will now be able to get WiFi throughout the area. <em>*Photo by Don Burgess</em><br />
People enjoying Dockyard will now be able to get WiFi throughout the area. *Photo by Don Burgess

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29: People enjoying Dockyard will now be able to get WiFi throughout the area.

The West End Development Corporation (WEDCo) and TeleBermuda International Limited (TBi) announced on Wednesday they were providing high speed Internet access throughout the Dockyard area.

The cost for the WiFi is $3 for one hour, $9.99 for 24 hours, $14.99 for 72 hours and a $29.99 monthly fee.

The later two plans are could appeal to passengers aboard cruise ships who often have to pay over 50 cents a minute and could get 72 hour access at a greatly reduced rate and to the crew of the ships who will be in port for 12 days or more per month.

Any WiFi enabled device such as a smart phone, tablet, personal computer or digital audio player, can connect to the network via seamless access points installed throughout Dockyard.

WEDCo will also utilize the network to support surveillance throughout the area, enhancing security for visitors and businesses.

Walter Lister, chairman of WEDCo said:  “At WEDCo, we are continually looking for new ways to enhance our tourism product and make Dockyard a first class destination for locals and tourists. 

“The addition of WiFi, at globally competitive prices, positions us to be able to provide cutting edge technologies for all visitors within Dockyard.”

Gregory Swan, president and chief operating officer of TBi said: “Dockyard is the perfect place to shop, have a good meal, relax, and surf the web. WiFi network access is becoming increasingly popular as people are demanding alternatives to traditional Internet connectivity. 

“TBi is very pleased to have had the opportunity to partner with WedCo on this initiative.”