Derbyshire County Council has announced a plan to create wireless internet access points for all its residents.
Under a new agreement with Carillion IT Services following a year-long pilot, the council will roll out the wireless access across libraries, community centres and residential homes for children and the elderly. Some 106 wireless points will be set up.
Around 758,000 people live in the county.
Several thousand council employees will also be able to connect wirelessly, and access documents and back office systems, in order to improve working flexibility.
Cliff York, assistant director at the council, said the project was “ground-breaking” and would set an example for other councils.
“It will now be possible to access information on jobs, training, health and council services via convenient, evenly dispersed access points across Derbyshire,” he said.