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)

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