Cardigan Free Wifi
Cardigan becomes the first town in Ceredigion to offer free WiFi.
13:56 31 May 2018
Following two years of planning, Cardigan’s town centre WiFi scheme is finally up and running. The new service, which is offered to both locals and visitors, went live last week shortly after the town launched its own app as it prepares to embrace digital technology.
The project, which was funded by both the Welsh Government and Europe, costs around £30,000. The town council invested £15,000 and 4CG £250.
Project manager Ann Stokoe said: “It’s a real feather in the cap for the town as we look to take Cardigan forward.
“It will benefit not only visitors but also people on low incomes who would otherwise not perhaps be able to access such systems.
“It is ideal for social media, browsing and emails and the systems complies with all new data protection regulations.”
Cllr Clive Davies, the originator of the idea, said: “Using these 21st century digital technologies shows how a small town like Cardigan can really get to know its customer, be educated and informed to develop their own business and the town further.
“The information could be used to attract new visitors and maybe new retailers who want to know this kind of information to benefit their business.”
Cardigan Traders chairman Martin Radley welcomed the scheme and added: “It can only be good for us as businesses and the town as a whole and we are fully behind it.”