Funding for Conwy County Borough Council to Expand Digital Network
Welsh Government awards £60,000 funding to Conwy County Borough Council for the extension of its digital network.
21:15 15 November 2022
The Welsh Government has recently awarded Conway County Borough Council a new £60,000 funding to grow its existing digital wireless infrastructure.
The new funding will be used to extend the council's LoRaWAN network and also to provide free Wi-Fi in Llandudno town centre. The council has been building its digital network for years, which is currently being used for free by local schools, businesses, the private sector and even members of the public.
Cllr Aaron Wynne, Cabinet Member responsible for Information Technology and Digital Transformation at Conwy County Borough Council, said: “To date we’ve been using this network to collect data for flood and water levels, and to measure fresh air and temperature in schools.”
“We’re delighted we’ll be able to extend this network, so that we can expand our data gathering to help us understand changing behaviour on active travel, climate change, economy, education and transport.
“It also means that more Conwy businesses, particularly in the rural areas, will be able to benefit from this technology.”
Economy Minister Vaughan Gething said: “LoRaWAN revolutionises how data can be gathered, and has huge potential to help us improve how services are delivered.
“It can assist us in making more informed decisions, benefitting our lives.
“I am delighted we are supporting Conwy County Borough Council to expand its digital wireless infrastructure, and I look forward to seeing how these little sensors can be used to make a big difference to residents, businesses and communities.”