DUNFERMLINE could benefit from a £15,000 Wi-Fi upgrade. 

Dunfermline Delivers has submitted an application to be awarded the sum from the West Fife Area Common Good Fund. 

Dunfermline Delivers – set up for businesses in the town's Business Improvement District (BID) – wish to develop and enhance the town centre by offering an updated Wi-Fi package free of charge to visitors and residents. 

They say the present capabilities of the Wi-Fi service are outdated and the vast changes to technology in recent years mean the present service are poor, slow and do not support local usage. 

The area covered by the Wi-Fi will include the Kingsgate Shopping Centre and Glen Pavillion with more than a dozen routers and controllers supporting the system. 

As well as benefitting the general public, the updated service will allow businesses to track real-time footfall and visitor numbers and also allow them to built international data on target countries to promote Dunfermline as a visitor destination. 

The West Fife Area Common Good Fund currently has a pot of £835,236. 

The £15,000 will cover everything they need to cover installation, licences and service of the system.