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Inverness' wi-fi project could be repeated across Highlands

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Image caption Inverness project Ness Wifi could be used as a model for schemes in other parts of the Highlands

A project that provides free wi-fi in parts of Inverness could be set up in other parts of the Highlands in the future, a councillor has said.

Officially launched on Monday, Ness Wifi is an open network free for all users and has no restrictions on time.

The coverage at the moment includes the Victorian Market and nearby streets. A full city centre rollout is expected to happen this year.

Inverness' provost Helen Carmichael said other places could also benefit.

She told BBC Alba that in the future projects providing a similar free wi-fi service could be set up.

Ness Wifi received funding from the £315m Inverness City Region Deal.

The deal, announced in March last year by Highland Council and the Scottish and UK governments, involves direct funding and borrowing.

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