A number of new free public Wi-Fi points have been installed in Boyle Town Centre.
Members of the public can now avail of the free of charge, free of advertising and free from commercial re-use of data, Wi-Fi in the area around the following locations:
- King House
- Boles of Boyle
- Smith, Kelly, Scott
- Lough Key Forest Park
The John McGahern Museum in Cootehall and Croghan Community Centre are also free Wi-Fi locations.
WiFi4EU is a European initiative that promotes free access to Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens in public spaces including parks, squares, libraries, town centres and museums in municipalities throughout Europe. The initiative provides EU funding to a Local Authority to install Wi-Fi equipment in public spaces that are not already equipped with a free Wi-Fi hotspot. The Wi-Fi service will be free of charge, free of advertising and free from commercial re-use of data.
Roscommon County Council, with the backing of Boyle Town Team here in Boyle, were successful in receiving this EU funding, which will create up to 60 areas of free Wi-Fi within the county. The funding was split into 4 vouchers and Roscommon County Council are delighted to announce that Vouchers 1 & 2 have been completed under Phase 1 of the rollout and 28 Access Points are now live in the northern half of the County.