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The _FreebeeMCR network, a partnership between Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and communications and infrastructure company, Arqiva, was launched in a number of city centre locations just before Christmas.

It is already operating from 14 city centre locations including Albert Square, Cross Street and St Peter’s Square.

But the next phase of the roll-out will see that extended to another 121 sites across the city centre including public transport hubs.

A final stage, from June to December 2014, will extend the service to other parts of the city with high footfall, such as district shopping centres.

The _FreebeeMcr Wifi network, created at no cost to the council, is creating free citywide public internet access for people on the move – providing up to 30 minutes a day access to the internet with unlimited access to a number of websites including the City Council’s site, TfGM, and Visit Manchester.

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