eduroam Wi-Fi hotspots have been introduced in Wexford, Enniscorthy, New Ross, Gorey and Bunclody Libraries.
Wexford County Council has announced the launch of eduroam Wi-Fi in all five libraries in County Wexford as part of the eduroam Everywhere initiative. eduroam stands for education roaming. It provides secure and easy-to-use Wi-Fi access in thousands of locations across more than 100 countries. Students whose college/university participates in eduroam can simply open their laptop or mobile device within an eduroam hotspot to have immediate internet connectivity.
eduroam in Ireland is pioneered by HEAnet, Ireland’s National Education and Research Network. HEAnet has helped enable over 200 eduroam hotspots in universities, institutes of technology, libraries, healthcare settings, town centres, retail outlets, sporting venues and many others.
HEAnet is working to extend eduroam further beyond the campus walls as part of their eduroam Everywhere initiative, supported by Simon Harris T.D., Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, as well as by Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development and other government representatives.
Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, Cllr. Barbara Anne Murphy, said “eduroam is another important addition to the IT services provided by Wexford Library Service. We encourage third level students to visit their local public library in County Wexford where they will be able to access eduroam and link seamlessly into their college networks while in their own home county.”
Ronan Byrne, HEAnet’s CEO, said “We are delighted to welcome Wexford Libraries as an eduroam participant. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to making this happen, together we are working towards improving the learning experience of students in County Wexford and reducing the digital divide.
eduroam Everywhere is an ambitious project and we need support to achieve our goals. Our ambition is to make the eduroam service available as widely as possible, to as many third-level students as possible, and we are keen to work with any organisations that wish to include their public Wi-Fi in the eduroam service. Any interested organisations can get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.“
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