Wednesday 12 December 2018

Wexford County Council's €56,000 spend on broadband and wifi costs

David Looby

Wexford County Council spent more than €56,000 last year on broadband and wifi costs.

The costs are broken down between four districts: Wexford town: €31,200, including Wexford County Hall and library, Enniscorthy €10,200 including Enniscorthy and Bunclody libraries, New Ross: €5,100 including New Ross Library and Gorey: €9,800 including Gorey Library.

Communications officer David Minogue said: 'The council secured wifi and broadband services to provide connectivity in council offices and library services throughout the county and has also expanded this use to public areas within offices and beyond. There is a consolidated cost that also includes infrastructure to facilitate links between council buildings and the costs provided reflect this.'

The links in each office, many which are dedicated high speed fibre optic connections, are covered by managed service contracts with the broadband suppliers.

'Internet access provided to the public in council premises uses capacity within those links and is not an itemised cost. The costs also vary by location depending on the broadband infrastructure available at each site,' Mr Minogue said.

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