8 Feb 2011

Bids in for wifi in Wellington CBD

10:15 pm on 8 February 2011

The Wellington City Council is considering bids from seven internet providers for free wifi in the central business district in what would be a first for a New Zealand city.

Wifi went live on the city's waterfront in January this year.

Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown says free wifi is a priority, but will not commit to it till she knows how much bidders are asking for.

Details of the bids are commercially confidential and a decision will be made by the end of June, she says.