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11 free public Wi-Fi hot spots launched

October 27, 2018 6:59 pm

The government through the Walasi will be rolling out twenty two public free Wi-Fi hot spots around the country.

Walesi Director, Robert Khan says eleven towns have already received access to this free internet initiative implemented by the Government.

Khan adds the initiative enables Fijians to enter the digital world.

“This is an ongoing initiative which is aimed at empowering the youth and take everybody into the digital world – education is part of this strategy. This is going to be an ongoing process where we will introduce the digital world to the rest of Fiji and education will become a fundamental part of this process.”

Walesi was given the mandate to ensure the free public Wi-Fi hot spots were established around the country following the allocation from the 2018/2019 National Budget.

The WiFi hotspot area will allow Fijians access to high speed internet for one hour per day across seven days a week.

Around $40m has been allocated to the ICT sector for this project.

Meanwhile, a public free Wi-Fi hot spot was launched in Navua yesterday.