Westnet are thrilled to announce that we were awarded the contract to provide free public Wi-Fi hotspots in a number of locations across Mayo.
Wifi4EU promotes free access to wifi connectivity for citizens in public spaces including parks, squares public buildings, libraries, health centres and museums in Municipalities throughout Europe. Work will commence in the coming weeks to roll out the scheme which is an initiative of the European Commision.
Nine locations in Mayo have already been selected to host this new service. These are; Belmullet and Newport in the Westport – Belmullet Municipal District, Ballina and Crossmolina in the Ballina Municipal District, Swinford, Ballinrobe and Claremorris in the Claremorris – Swinford Municipal District and Castlebar & Turlough in the Castlebar Municipal District.
Chief Executive of Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes, said; “We are delighted to sign the contract with Westnet, a local broadband provider here in Mayo, to set up outdoor public Wi-Fi access points. This will provide free Wi-Fi for visitors and local residents across the county, helping to bring about a better digitally connected Mayo. Congratulations must go to everyone who worked so hard in getting this project and funding over the line.”
Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council Cllr Brendan Mulroy, added; “It’s a fantastic achievement to get such connectivity to County Mayo. I commend those involved in this project and look forward to seeing the people of Mayo benefiting from this project”
Paul Cunnane, CEO of Westnet, said; “As a Castlebar-based business we are honoured to have been chosen to deliver this innovative project. Our mission has always been to bring high-speed broadband to the people of Mayo and beyond, and this scheme gives us a new opportunity to continue that work.”