Wicklow County Council gets funding for WiFi in Bray and Greystones districts
FUNDING granted under the EU’s WiFi4EU initiative will help to provide free public WiFi in the Bray and Greystones Municipal Districts.
Under the scheme’s second allocation, Ireland secured 22 vouchers worth a total of €330,000 to install free public WiFi hotspots across the country. One of those vouchers, worth €15,000, has been granted to Wicklow County Council for use in the Bray and Greystones districts.
This brings to €60,000 the total amount the Garden County has been awarded under the scheme, with three previous vouchers given for the Arklow, Wicklow and Baltinglass Municipal Districts.
The selection process for the latest voucher is ongoing with interested local community groups while a Public WiFi Plan for the county is being worked on by Wicklow County Council with advice from specialist providers and community groups.
Under the WiFi4EU initiative, each Local Authority in Ireland can apply for a maximum of four vouchers, each worth €15,000, over the lifetime of the scheme. The overall budget for the WiFi4EU scheme is €120 million between 2018 and 2020. €42 million was allocated to the first call and €51m to the second call.
Wicklow County Council is one of 17 Local Authorities in Ireland that has now secured all of the four vouchers available to it.