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Hayes encourages Dublin Local Authorities to be first in line for EU free WIFI initiative

New EU Free Wi-Fi initiative to begin this Summer

Fine Gael MEP, Brian Hayes has today (Thursday) called on the four Dublin Local Authorities to apply for the new EU free WIFI initiative. Speaking in the European Parliament in Brussels the Dublin MEP said that the initiative known as “WIFI4EU” will be given the green light shortly by the Parliament with the applications process opening for local authorities in mid-Summer.

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“I am very pleased that plans by the EU to invest in thousands of public Wi-Fi access points across the EU will begin this Summer. A total of €120 million will be provided for the initial role out.”

“The programme will allow Local Authorities such as Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council, Fingal County Council and Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council apply for funding to equip parks, public buildings and village squares with high quality Wi-Fi access.”

“Role out of the initiative will be on a first come first served basis. It is a great opportunity for the four local authorities in Dublin to provide a service to Dublin citizens. I strongly support the initiative and hope the Dublin authorities will apply to participate,” concluded MEP Hayes


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