Superfast broadband

The independent ThinkBroadband website reports that Watford benefits from 99.9% superfast and fibre coverage.

Free WiFi

Watford Borough Council in partnership with intechnologyWiFi has installed a free WiFi network in central Watford. To date over 150,000 users have registered to use the service. Visit for more information and details on how to connect to the service.

Low power wide area network

Watford Borough Council in partnership with Digital Catapult has installed a LoRaWAN low power wide area network across the borough. Following a successful digital innovation competition in 2018, Watford Borough Council is running two technology pilots on the network to more accurately count and monitor footfall across the borough and identify available car parking spaces.

The council is open to businesses using the LoRaWAN network to deliver innovative services to the public and private sector and encourages interested businesses to make contact.

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A few words from Visit Watford during Coronavirus

During these testing times, we all need to stay active and make compromises. We know that the reason you usually come to our channels is for a dose of inspiration and ideas on the very best ways to organise your visit or spend your free time across Watford.

Making a trip out of the house to explore over the coming weeks is not recommended by the government and we want you to stay safe and protect your loved ones. However, here at Visit Watford we are still committed to sharing with you everything that’s great about our town.

Thus, you may see some changes to the content we’ll be posting; with more of a focus on supporting our community, sharing a few things to look forward to, and providing a little distraction during times where you may be stuck indoors.

We’ll be championing Watford’s independent businesses, keeping you up to date with great stories from our community and continuing to share incredible photos from across the area which we hope will put a smile on your face – visit our social media channels for more.

Got ideas of content you’d like to see from us? Nominate your neighbour or friend as a local hero, if you think they deserve a special mention – we’d love to hear your story! Get in touch at or share it on social media & tag us/ use the hashtag #watfordlocalhero.

Stay safe,
Visit Watford team