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The entire city Wi-Fi network today has more than 22 thousand access points.

More than three thousand new points of access to city Wi-Fi appeared in Moscow in 2021. At the same time, about 2.4 thousand hot spots were installed in new places, 675 points were installed to improve the signal where the network was already available. In total, there are more than 22 thousand access points in the city, including in city parks, libraries, student dormitories, as well as on the streets within the Garden and Third Transport Ring. Sergei Sobyanin announced this on his page on the social network in VKontakte.


Minister of the Moscow Government, Head Department of Information Technologies of the city of Moscow Edward Lysenkofor his part, noted that thanks to the seamlessness of urban Wi-Fi, users can move and connect to the network throughout the city without re-authorization during the day. “This is relevant for almost the entire capital, because more than 90 percent of its residents actively use the Internet to stay in touch with loved ones and receive a variety of digital services. Last year, free wireless internet first appeared in city theaters and sports facilities, as well as at all bus and bus stations. In 2021 alone, residents transferred 13.16 petabytes of traffic. During this time, more than 127.5 million connections have been recorded, ”he said.

Most often, residents connect to free internet on Tverskaya Street, Manezhnaya and Pushkinskaya Squares, Teatralny Proezd, Arbat, as well as in Sokolniki and Muzeon parks, Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve and Neskuchny Garden.

Wi-Fi in theaters and sports complexes

Cultural institutions are equipped with free Wi-Fi. Access points have been installed in the Moscow Drama Theater “Modern”, the Moscow Theater “Workshop Pyotr Fomenko”, the Moscow Musical Theater for Children and Youth “Impromptu”, in the theater “Commonwealth of Taganka Actors”, the Moscow Academic Theater named after Vladimir Mayakovsky, Moscow Drama Theater “Sphere ”And at the Moscow Cultural Folklore Center under the direction of Lyudmila Ryumina.

In autumn, wireless internet appearedat all bus stations and bus stations of the capital… You can connect to the network at the international bus stations Central, Salaryevo, South Gate and North Gate, as well as at the bus stations Varshavskaya and Orekhovo. A total of 48 hot spots are installed here.

In addition, access points have begun to be installed in sports facilities. The free Wi-Fi network can now be used by students of the Moscow Basketball Academy (SSHOR No. 71) and the Otradnoye sports complex.

Free Wi-Fi in sports schools and cultural centers

Wi-Fi in cultural institutions and student dormitories

The city also continues to develop a free Wi-Fi network in libraries and other cultural institutions. So, 31 hot spots were installed in city libraries № 29, 72, 88, 235, 75 named after A.S. Serafimovich, in the library-reading room named after A.S. Pushkin, as well as in children’s libraries No. 35 and 163.

In addition, in 2021, free wireless Internet appeared in the Yubileiny House of Culture, in the Novo-Peredelkino territorial club system, in the Akulovo cultural center, in the Harmony culture center, in the Phoenix club, in the Children’s Art Palace and youth “Cherkizovsky”, the Moscow Directorate for the Development of Cultural Centers and in the sports complexes “Yauza” and “Medvedkovo Arena”.

In total, city Wi-Fi is already available in more than 630 cultural institutions. Thanks to this, visitors can find the information they need, watch videos, download books, listen to music, use instant messengers and e-mail.

The children’s art schools “Rodnik” named after N.G. Rubinstein, named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov and M.A. Balakireva, as well as the cultural center “Creative Lyceum” and the House of Creativity for Children and Youth “Preobrazhensky”. Hot spots were installed in music schools named after Kara Karaev, named after M.I. Tabakov, Joseph Haydn, V.F. Odoevsky, as well as at the music school number 100.

The city Wi-Fi network continues to expand in student dormitories. In 2021, 2,228 access points were installed in the hostels of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Automobile and Highway State Technical University, the Moscow Power Engineering Institute and the Russian State Agrarian University, the National Research Technological University “MISiS”, the Moscow State Technological University “Stankin” and the Russian Peoples’ Friendship University.

In total, free city Wi-Fi is available in 172 buildings of 34 universities. About 13.9 thousand access points enable students to prepare for lectures and seminars, communicate with classmates and teachers, friends and family.

Developing a wireless Internet network in social institutions. For example, in the summer, free Wi-Fi appeared in the Tsaritsyno rehabilitation center for the disabled. There are 47 access points equipped here.

High-speed Wi-Fi also allows Moscow entrepreneurs to communicate with customers and solve other business problems right at the workplace in free coworking spaces of the Small Business of Moscow State Budgetary Institution. Hot spots were installed here this summer.

New hotspots in city parks and on the streets

You can connect to Wi-Fi on the streets of Meshchansky, Presnensky, Donskoy and Danilovsky districts. The coverage area of ​​the city network near the Moscow Zoo, on Pushkinskaya Square, Strastnoy, Petrovsky and Rozhdestvensky boulevards has been expanded. In total, more than 330 new hot spots were launched on the city streets in 2021.

There is free internet in 45 parks in Moscow. 48 access points were installed in the park of the 50th anniversary of October, in the park of the Northern River Station, the park of technical sports “Pechatniki”, in the park of the State Darwin Museum and in the Children’s Cherkizovsky Park.

Another 334 access points to Wi-Fi earned in the city

How to connect to city Wi-Fi

You can find out if there is a Wi-Fi network in a particular place on a special interactive map… To connect to the free city Internet, you need to select Moscow_WiFi_Free from the list of available networks, then go through the identification in the browser using your account or a phone number to which you will receive an SMS message with a code. Next, you need to click on the “Enter the Internet” button.

Unified Wi-Fi allows you to use wireless Internet while moving around the city. In this case, you do not need to re-authorize. However, once every three months, in accordance with the requirement of Russian legislation, users need to re-identify.

You can find out more about city Wi-Fi or make suggestions for improving its work by calling the centralized technical support service: +7 800 300-69-89.

How to connect to free Wi-Fi in Moscow

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