William Eichler 14 March 2016

Welsh town first to install free wi-fi

Welsh town first to install free wi-fi

Llandrindod Wells has become the first town in Wales to install an open access wi-fi system, Powys County Council has announced.

The wi-fi system, funded through the Tesco 106 development fund and the council’s regeneration grant, was officially launched at the town’s Metropole Hotel last month.

Telemat, a Welsh company, installed the system last summer in several locations around Llandrindod Wells, including the public transport interchange.

Residents and visitors are able to access the free wi-fi by logging onto a system via a portal page that is part of the town’s new website.

Cllr Avril York, Powys County Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, said: ‘Access to wi-fi is something people expect so I’m delighted that Llandrindod Wells has become the first town in the whole of Wales to have a free open access system that residents and visitors can use.

‘The system will benefit local people, residents and visitors and will provide access at places in Llandrindod Wells where events and gatherings take place. ‘

‘Not only will Llandrindod Wells be able to use the system to showcase what the town has to offer but it could become a great tool for the town’s businesses to inform the way they market their business in the future,’ she added.

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