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Tipperary town first in Ireland to avail of new free wifi scheme

Free internet to be rolled out soon

Eoin Kelleher

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Eoin Kelleher

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eoin.kelleher@tipperarylive.ie

Tipperary town first in Ireland to avail of new free wifi scheme

Free wi-fi for Tipperary town

Tipperary town will be one of the first towns to avail of a new EU-funded wi-fi initiative, said senior manager Anthony Coleman. The wi-fi “will be rolled out over the next couple of months.” Positions for the project will be advertised soon.

Tipperary town will be first to receive free wi-fi, said Mr Coleman. It will be located around the Excel and Market Yard area. Cllr Michael Fitzgerald, said a company called Magnet Networks is leading the project. It will be funded by the EU, the Co Council and the government.

Magnet will install the hardware and monitor its usage, and can block inappropriate websites.