MONAGHAN COUNTY COUNCIL LAUNCHES WIFI4EU SCHEME

17 October 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Wifi4EU initiative is an EU led scheme which hopes to develop more digital communities and improve digital access across the European Commission area. Monaghan County Council has launched the first phase of its Wifi4EU scheme and now invites community and voluntary groups to apply for inclusion to receive free public wifi under the scheme. So far, the council has received EU support for two areas within the county.

It is expected that two further areas will receive EU vouchers within the coming months. The scheme was developed to deliver free public wifi for public spaces in towns and villages throughout the EU area. Monaghan County Council now plans to install broadband and wifi access points in multiple locations for a period of 3 years. Already a number of suitable sites have been identified that will allow the local authority to expand public wifi within existing towns and villages.

The full capital cost for rolling out the complete Wifi4EU programme within the…

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