UPC trials Horizon Wi-Free service in Limerick

Pictured:Ronan McEvoy, UPC Ireland

17 January 2014

UPC is trialling a new Wi-Fi service for its 10,000 broadband customers in Limerick that makes allows users to share heir home connection across mobile devices without the need for a password.

Horizon Wi-Free is free to participating UPC Broadband customers and allows them to connect their mobile devices in other participating homes. The service creates a second Wi-Fi network in UPC Broadband homes independent capable of connecting up to five mobile devices. According to UPC, the service doesn’t impact broadband speed, usage or security of the home user.

Ronan McEvoy, head of consumer products, UPC Ireland (pictured), said: “The Internet is all about sharing, so we thought ‘why not share the Internet itself’? UPC’s Horizon Wi-Free service means you can still enjoy the benefits of our Fibre Powered Broadband when you’re visiting friends. With reliable, fast and secure Wi-Free broadband, you can keep up to date with news, live match scores and any other content you really want to see.”

If successful, Horizon Wi-Free will be rolled out nationwide to over 150,000 customers.

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