HEAnet are delighted to announce a successful rollout of eduroam Wi-Fi for students in 492 new locations across Ireland.
The new eduroam Wi-Fi locations were introduced as part of the eduroam Everywhere initiative, which aims to enable eduroam at as many locations as possible beyond the campus walls to other locations that are easily accessible to students.
eduroam Everywhere initiative is pioneered by HEAnet in close cooperation with government departments and local authorities across the country. The new 492 locations bring the total number of eduroam locations to over 500 across the country, including universities, institutes of technology, libraries, community centres, town centres, transport services, retail outlets, sporting and conference venues.
Minister Simon Harris for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science in Ireland commented on the announcement: “The rollout of eduroam is a great example of an initiative aimed at reducing the digital divide through technology.
Many of the new locations include areas where broadband access is a major challenge for students, and so I would like to thank HEAnet for their continued work in tackling this challenge.
HEAnet has now successfully completed a rollout of eduroam Wi-Fi to 490 new locations across the country, meaning now many more students now have access to safe, reliable Wi-Fi close to their home or place of study.”
A full report summarising the eduroam Everywhere initiative is now available on HEAnet’s website.
Submitted by Barbara Carroll