Clonmel Chamber of Commerce’s free WiFi service is now available in the town centre. The long-awaited service is currently in test mode but it will enable individuals with smart phones and similar devices to surf the internet.
The scheme has been in process since 2010 and was delayed because of works to one of the sites being used to broadcast the signal.
“It took a lot longer that we first envisaged but it is here at last and will be fully operational within the next few days”, said Don Davern, the Chamber director behind the scheme. “We are delighted that we waited for the right sites and would like to acknowledge the support of the business owners who allowed us to utilise their buildings”, he added.
Visitors to the town centre will now be able to browse online for free by using the Clonmel Public WiFi network.
The Chamber of Commerce is in the process of developing plans relating to tourism and local businesses that will see the public WiFi network utilised to generate business in the town.
The project to provide the service has been funded by Clonmel Chamber, South Tipperary Development Company and Clonmel Borough Council.