Kilkenny gets funding to create public WiFi hotspots in the city
PUBLIC areas in Kilkenny city are set to become WiFi hotspots.
The local authority is one of 10 councils across the country that will roll out Wifi4EU hotspots over the coming months.
In total, 22 hotspots will be funded in Kilkenny, Galway, Leitrim, Meath, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo, South Dublin, Westmeath and Wicklow.
Under the scheme, the local authority will receive an EU Commission grants worth €15,000 to install wi-fi transmitters in public urban areas.
Grace Bolton from the EU Commission Office in Ireland said: “The WiFi4EU programme means that local authorities receive vouchers worth €15,000 which they can use to cover equipment and installation costs for Wi-Fi hotspots in public areas.
“This means that members of the public who wish to enjoy their common spaces such as town squares, public libraries and public parks, should be able to access free, high-quality Wi-Fi.”