Free WiFi roll out due on board buses in 2013
Cork South-Central Fine Gael TD, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement by Minister for Transport, Sport and Tourism, Leo Varadkar, that free WiFi is now available at Cork Bus Station and will be made available at a number of other major bus stations throughout the country.
“A free WiFi service at the Bus Station in Parnell Place is now up and running, the service will also be provided at Busaras in Dublin, Waterford, Limerick, Galway, Sligo and Ballina stations. I am delighted that Cork is one of the first locations where the system is operational and that other locations are nearly completed and should be operational within weeks. Internet access is now an essential part of everyday life and every effort must be made to ensure that it is easily accessible. Having free WiFi at bus stations will continue the roll out of internet access on all forms of public transport which is due to take place in 2013.
“This Government is committed to jobs. It is committed to rectifying the economic wreckage that it inherited and it is committed to us regaining our economic sovereignty. A public WiFi service will contribute to this year’s “Gathering Project” and will enhance the tourist industry.
“I am delighted that this service is now available in these bus stations and I look forward to the full roll out of free WiFi on board all forms of public transport . Free WiFi is available on buses in Edinburgh and London and have made a great difference for the travelling public, tourists and those in business, particularly small and medium enterprise.”