December 2, 2020
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Our hot-spots! Kilkenny secures funding to provide free public WiFi

KILKENNY will soon have free WiFi hot-spot locations dotted around the city after receiving EU funding.

Kilkenny County Council has secured a €15,000 EU grant to set up Wi-Fi hotspots in public spaces around the city.

The grant is part of the third WiFi4EU call. The Commission received over 11,000 applications from all participating countries.

The first WiFi4EU programme was announced in December 2018 and already many of those locations that received grants have their Hotspot networks set up.

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), the Commission’s executive agency in charge of implementing the WiFi4EU programme, this week announced Kilkenny County Council is one of the municipal areas approved for the grant.

Kilkenny is one of 1,780 places across the EU approved for funding, from a pot of over €26 million. The WiFi4EU service will be free of charge, free of advertising and free from commercial reuse of data.

As part of the funding, Kilkenny council has 18 months to select locations for the WiFi4EU hotspots and complete their installation.

Other council in areas in Ireland who were successful in their applications were Cork Corporation, Cork County Council, Monaghan, Laois and Offaly.

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