Good news comes to Belfast (capital of Northern
Ireland) as plans to deploy free city-centre-wide wireless
broadband are to be revealed by the city's council today, the
BBC has reported.
According to the news, the scheme is going to be backed by the
UK Government's Urban Broadband Fund, which is a
money pot made available specially for making the UK's key cities
"super-connected" - i.e. not a notspot or meagre
connection in sight.
Belfast has been fortunate enough to be among 9 other cities to
ensure "urban" funding.
The council has confirmed that it has already received roughly
£6m to improve broadband in the city. It now plans
to get twice as much from the upcoming UK
Government money distribution.
The reports suggested that wireless broadband isn't the only
target - the council also hopes to make ultrafast broadband
available to the masses rather than a selected few urban
In terms of Wi-Fi, the council aims to ensure that the city is
blanketed in a five kilometre radius
starting from the city hall.
By achieving this goal, the authority hopes to make Belfast city
an attractive place to invest in and convert it into a hub for
media and tech companies.
The goal is to finish deployment by 2015.