On the launch of the hotspots, Gunter Cizsch, First Mayor of Ulm said, “Our aim was to offer free public Wi-Fi access, not connected to any commercial interests, in the city central areas, which are visited daily by a large volume of people.”
To visit additional websites you must register. After registering with your first name, surname, mobile phone number or email address you receive a four digit password for free internet access. Wi-Fi usage is limited to two hours per day. There is no data limit. Further registrations are possible.
Further enhancements to the municipal Wi-Fi service are planned in the upcoming weeks. For example, a partially public Wi-Fi will be provided as required in the City Hall and Stadthaus during conferences. In addition, Wi-Fi usage time will be prolonged to over two hours during special events such as the annual Culture Night.
The city has invested approximately 205K Euro in this public Wi-Fi. All elements were put to tender. Planning was carried out by GPC GmbH planning office from Hessheim.
Further expansion of the public Wi-Fi will be decided by Ulm City Council. Councillors have already resolved to commission the city administration to initiate the development of a free Wi-Fi concept for public buildings within the project ‘Strategic orientation und multifunctional development of IT infrastructure services’. The City considers Wi-Fi access in cultural institutions, social and civic centres as an essential prerequisite for the administration of a modern city.