Belfast Council is aiming to deliver 100 per cent wireless broadband coverage across the city, it has been reported.
The authority hopes to fund the Wi-Fi network with money from the government's £150 million Urban Broadband Fund.
Earlier this year, Belfast was named as one of ten cities to share the first £100 million from this fund, which has been established to create a network of super-connected cities across the UK.
The Northern Irish capital is set to receive between £6 million and £13.7 million from the fund, enabling the council to deliver improved connectivity for residents, businesses and tourists.
Finance from the Urban Broadband Fund is designed to create city-wide networks capable of delivering download speeds of between 80Mb and 100Mb.
The funding will be used to extend networks into areas not covered by private sector broadband providers.