Three to provide free WiFi for tourists in Wales

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The operator is partnering with Visit Wales to offer 15GB of free data per month in tourist information centres

Three is to provide free internet access to tourists in Wales.

The operator is partnering with Visit Wales to set up the service in information centres around the country.

Three will provide each centre with a wireless router and 15GB of data per month for a year, enough to browse 15,000 internet pages or send approximately 75,000 emails.

It said the aim of the scheme, which was launched by business and tourism minister Edwina Hart today, is to allow visitors to search for holiday information in an area where they might not have an internet connection, or where they would otherwise incur expensive data roaming charges.

Visitor Operations Manager for Caerphilly County Borough Council, Martin Cook, said: “This project fits well alongside the wider initiatives being run by the Welsh Government to help connect up the remotest parts of rural Wales.”

Hart said: “The Welsh Government is seeking to deliver broadband to all households and businesses in Wales by 2015 through our Next Generation Broadband for Wales project, announced earlier this year. Some of the applications I have seen today are very impressive and I hope they will help to entice visitors to explore further and experience more of what Wales has on offer.”

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