Council's Wi-Fi bills revealed
New figures have revealed that Carlow County Council spends €150 a month on Wi-Fi costs across five locations in the county.
The local authority pays a modest bill of €30 for for the provision of Wi-Fi at the Council Civic Offices; Tullow Lilbrary; Muinebheag Library; Powerstown Landfill and Borris Library.
Four new Wi-Fi hotspots are to be funded for Carlow under the WIFI4EU initiative, according to Sean Kelly MEP.
Each location will receive a grant of €15,000 from the EU while matching funding of €15,000 will also be provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development.
Each successful local authority now has 18 months to select locations for the WiFi4EU hotspots and complete their installation to be ready for public use.