DEPLOYING BEST IN CLASS WI-FI TO TOWNS AND VILLAGES
Longford County Council foresaw access to free public Wi-Fi as an important enabler for economic growth and also for promoting Longford as a progressive and technologically advanced county. An improved Wi-Fi infrastructure would not only benefit the local community and economy but it would also support the tourism and education sectors immensely. We installed free public Wi-Fi in three towns – Longford, Ballymahon and Drumlish, in several points within each town to give full public coverage.
WIFI4EU is an initiative run by the European Commission that seeks to promote free Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens and visitors in public spaces such as parks, squares, public building, libraries, health centres, and museums everywhere in Europe.
Eduroam stands for education roaming. It provides secure and easy-to-use Wi-Fi access in more than 12,000 locations across 106 countries worldwide.
The council is among the most innovative in Ireland in adopting new technology and they sought our assistance in defining and deploying the technical infrastructure to support their vision.
Longford as a progressive county has the requirement to establish an advanced Wi-Fi infrastructure through both the WIFI4EU programme and the Eduroam initiative. Both of which would enhance and support their economy and local businesses, as well as, their educational institutions, local community and tourism sector.