The wireless internet zones are located at public squares in the city centre: Rathausplatz, Willy-Brandt-Platz (around the Köln Arena), Alter Markt, Heinrich-Böll-Platz, Roncalliplatz and Ottoplatz. Heumarkt will be covered from summer along with further highly frequented areas.
To gain access, users have to register with their name, e-mail address and mobile phone number; then they can instantly use the service. After an hour, the connection is automatically terminated, but users can log on again immediately – as often as they like.
Each Wi-Fi antenna is connected to a 100Mbps broadband line which can serve up to 500 users at the same time. The free hotspot service is paid for by sponsors.