It's hoped it will attract people to the towns...
Clare County Council has begun to rollout free public Wifi to Ennis town centre as part of a wider plan to bring open internet to other towns in the county.
Open Wifi was recently introduced to parts of Ennis, with plans to extend the free service in the coming weeks. The initiative is funded by Clare County Council and they are working with local businesses to establish Wifi hotspots in an attempt to bring people to the town.
Speaking about this investment, Mayor of Ennis Ann Norton said, “This is a brilliant initiative that will further enhance the experience of visitors to the town. Most people have a smart phone or tablet nowadays and therefore, this facility is likely to prove to be very popular.”
Urban McMahon, Clare County Council Broadband Officer said the service has been designed to provide members of the public visiting Ennis with a free, easily accessible and reliable Wi-Fi service.
“The service taps into the high speed broadband infrastructure in the town and will be available to use 24/7. It is anticipated the facility will also enable Clare County Council and the local business community to promote the town and county in the future,” he added.
Mr. McMahon said the Rural Development Directorate of Clare County Council will be introducing a similar service to other Clare towns throughout 2017.