30/10/2013

Free WiFi For Strabane

A £36,000 investment is to see the installation of free Wi-Fi in Strabane, County Tyrone.

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland said: "I am pleased that my Department is working with Strabane District Council, Strabane Town Forum and Strabane Chamber of Commerce to bring forward this important project. Wi-Fi will significantly benefit visitors, shoppers and retailers alike during these difficult trading times. It will afford traders the opportunity to better promote their products and services on-line and assist customers in their search for goods.

"I am confident that this project, together with the recently announced Festive Lighting scheme and the completed and planned public realm improvement works, will make a significant contribution to securing the future of Strabane town centre."

Chairman of Strabane District Council Councillor Ruairí McHugh said: "Strabane District Council is delighted with this significant investment from the Department for Social Development. Free Wi-Fi will ensure that our residents have access to information ‘on the go’ and that Strabane can compete in this rapidly growing digital economy. This investment is also a significant boost for our local businesses as this free connection will ensure that they can grow and attract new business. This is another good news story for Strabane."

The Wi-Fi system will be operational from early summer 2014.

(IT/MH)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

28 January 2005
Minister announces additional £10m to fight waste
Over £10 million has been allocated to Northern Ireland’s 26 district councils with the express aim of combating waste across the province. Minister for the Environment Angela Smith said everyone needed to “Reduce, Re-use and Recycle” in order to tackle the scourge of waste.
12 March 2020
Coronavirus: BCC To Hold Special Meeting
Belfast City councillors are to convene in a special meeting to assess the growing threat of coronavirus. It comes after it emerged that protection measures are to be stepped up in the Republic of Ireland, with all schools, colleges and childcare facilities to close. A total of 20 cases of the virus have been confirmed in Northern Ireland.
29 January 2020
Belfast Bar Breaches Smoke-Free Legislation
The owners of the Perch Rooftop bar in Belfast have been fined £1,000 for failing to comply with smoke-free legislation. In the first case of its kind in Northern Ireland, the designated beer garden at the premises was found to be substantially enclosed.
10 March 2020
Belfast St Patrick's Day Parade Postponed
The annual St Patrick's Day parade in Belfast has been postponed over fears of coronavirus. The move by Belfast City Council comes after the decision to cancel events in the Republic of Ireland was taken on Monday.
18 March 2020
Leisure Facilities Closed Across Belfast
Leisure centres and community facilities across Belfast have been closed as measures to combat the spread of coronavirus are ramped up. St George's Market, the Ulster Hall and the ICC Belfast are among those affected. City Hall has closed to the public with tours suspended and the visitor exhibition also closed.