Launch of Free Wi-Fi in Tipperary
The WiFi4EU Project will provide free public Wi-Fi hotspots in Nenagh, Roscrea, Thurles, Clonmel, Carrick-on-Suir and recently installed in Tipperary town. In Tipperary town, free Wi-Fi is now available in the town centre including the public areas around the Excel Plaza, Post Office, Main Street, Bank Place and Tipperary Hills Pitch and Putt. The next phase will be Davitt Street around Redmond Square.
With an initial cost of €120,000 for 6 towns, the Wifi4EU Scheme is funded by the European Commission, Department of Rural & Community Development and Tipperary County Council, to provide free Wi-Fi services in public places such as main streets, public parks, museums, arts centres and other public areas.
Cathaoirleach of Tipperary-Cahir-Cashel Municipal District, Cllr John Crosse, who officially launched the service in Tipperary town on Monday 28 September, stated that;
"This is a fantastic result for Tipperary town that will bring free Wi-Fi hotpots and will vastly improve digital connectivity for people in the town, and is another example of how Tipperary town is open for business. Congratulations go to everyone associated with getting the project to this stage and in particular I want to acknowledge businesses that have facilitated installation of Wi-Fi units on their properties because without their help this scheme would not have been possible.”
The WiFi4EU initiative aims to promote citizens’ interest in high capacity internet services. It also aims to contribute towards digital inclusion and promote digital literacy. Consumers will be able to benefit from better and quicker access to public services, public data and our local cultural information.
The new service was installed by Magnet Networks and Tipperary is one of the first locations in the country where the WiFi4EU funded initiative has been introduced and is operational.