AMBITIOUS plans to allow everyone to access a rapid public WiFi internet system have been revealed.

Adur and Worthing Councils want to install the Citizen WiFi connection in town centres to allow visitors, businesses, and residents to get online.

They say 3,000 homes are already hooked up on the Cityfibre scheme, and now want to expand the “digital highway”.

It is a publicly owned network that will allow people to get online on the go in towns like Shoreham and Worthing.

Adur District Council’s executive member Angus Dunn said: “A fast, secure connection to the internet is central to 21st century living - and there’s no doubt it will have even greater importance for the post coronavirus world as digital connectivity plays a greater part in all our lives.

“That’s why I am delighted to see us take this next step in creating world class digital infrastructure for our communities.”

Worthing Borough executive member Edward Crouch said: “A publicly owned council-run Citizen WiFi network for residents and visitors is the next stage of our ambitious plans to make Worthing one of the most digitally connected places in the region.

“Once up and running, it could have a transformative impact on our communities, supporting innovation in high street renewal, tourism, and creative and digital arts.

“It will also help businesses grow and to provide essential access to the digitally excluded.

“These are all benefits that I’m sure will be welcomed by all.”