Free public WiFi coming to rural Gwynedd

Free public WiFi is coming to seven towns and villages in Gwynedd.

The county council says it has secured development funding to boost wireless internet access to rural communities across the county.

WiFi systems will be installed in the coming months in Penygroes, Bethesda, Nefyn, Harlech, Ffestiniog and Beddgelert as part of the Digital Gwynedd project.

Ben Gregory from Siop Griffiths, who helped organise the planned WiFi network in Penygroes, said: ”We are delighted to be able to establish a wireless network for the residents and visitors of the area. We are very keen to develop the area and attract visitors to Pen-y-groes, and to the Nantlle Valley more widely. The wireless offer will add to the proposal and enable us to connect and attract visitors to the Valley.”

The council called on groups interested in setting up a localised WiFi network to step forward. It’s hoped public access will also be introduced in up to three more areas. Applications for the scheme will close at the end of the month.

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