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Belfast could introduce free public wireless internet

It is hoped that the introduction of free, high-speed wireless broadband access would attract business and investment to the city.

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BELFAST CITY COUNCIL is unveiling a plan to offer free public wireless internet to all residents and visitors.

The city is one of 10 that has secured a “super connected” status by the UK government and has already received £6 million in funding, UTV reports.

The council is hoping to double funding in an oncoming bid and use that money to establish the wireless network across a five-mile radius in the city.

It is hoped that the introduction of free, high-speed wireless broadband access would attract business and investment to the city.

Under the plans, the new networks would be put in place in 2015, the BCC reports.

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