Cascades Shopping Centre

On 3rd August 2015, Cascades Shopping Centre and (now Digital Unity Group) launched free Wi-Fi Internet access across the City.

Cascades CommunityUK is part of a major Digital Inclusion project from to open up access to the Internet to as many people as possible. Staff from CommunityUK were at Cascades on the launch day to show customers how to use this amazing free service and all the community network benefits it offers, including free access to the Cascades & Portsmouth CommunityUK web portals containing discount vouchers from Cascades stores and other local businesses, loads of local information, news and events (including content from Portsmouth City Council), learning resources, jobs, business support and much more.

The service will provide totally free 2MB Wi-Fi Internet access 24 hours a day/365 days a year to anyone with a Wi-Fi enabled device. By simply connecting to the ‘Unity‘ WiFi signal anywhere inside Cascades, in the Commercial Road Shopping Precinct and at a rapidly growing number of locations across the City, (keep checking for live Hotspot location details), everyone in Portsmouth will be able to access this fantastic community network. For those who want higher speeds of up to 30MB download for work or home, these are also available at a low monthly cost and without the need for a contract.

Cascades Centre Director, Rhoda Joseph, said, “Saturday 3rd August is going to be an important milestone for Portsmouth and Cascades is delighted to be part of this ground-breaking free Internet project. It will be of huge benefit to local people, from giving discounts and offers for Cascades shoppers, to helping anyone search for a job or training course, or just letting them check their Facebook.”

Founder of, Peter Reed-Forrester, said, “We are really looking forward to showing all the visitors to Cascades on the launch day just how easy this new service is to use. You do not have to have a telephone or broadband account, or any contract with anyone – you just register and connect straight away for free and use it any time you want. 

“We are very proud to be launching this important FREE service in our home city and are looking forward to expanding it across the entire area in the coming weeks and months.”

Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Leader of Portsmouth City Council, stated, “This is a fantastic initiative that will bring great benefit to both residents of and visitors to our great city, as well as supporting the Council’s own Digital Inclusion and ‘Super Connected City’ activities. We look forward to engaging further with the project in the coming months.”

For more information please contact Gemma Bentley at or 01243 388 940.

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12 October 2015

Cascades Shopping Centre


Cascades Shopping Centre

Our core ethos and business model is built around the belief that we must deliver real benefit to the people, communities and organisations we work with. As a member of the Digital Leaders 100 Club and a signatory to the UK government's Digital Inclusion Charter, we help to end digital exclusion and make the UK one of the true leaders of the digital world.

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