Free Wifi spots launched in Hitech city

By: Yunus Y. Lasania

Net lovers in the city can surf free now with the Government launching ‘Public Wi-fi’ in association with Bharti Airtel at 17 spots in the Hitech city area.

Launching the initiative, Minister for IT and Panchayat Raj, K. T. Rama Rao said that any citizen with a valid mobile number can access the internet on their Wi-fi enabled devices. “In the coming four to five months, the entire State capital will be Wi-Fi enabled. It is an effort to promote greater digital inclusion for the citizens of Hyderabad,” said Mr. Rao at a press conference here on Friday.

The 17 Wi-Fi locations have been set up between the Cyber Towers – Madhapur Police Station area, the Cyber Towers – Kothaguda junction area, and the Cyber Towers – Raheja Mindspace Circle areas. After selecting the public Wi-Fi network, a one time password (OTP) password will be sent to the mobile user, who can enjoy internet services of up to 750 mega bytes (MB) per day.

Mr. Rao also said that it is important to provide a platform to citizens with e-commerce solutions. “Like e-commerce, there is also e-governance and Government wants to romote it. We should develop facility wherein through any e-Seva or Mee-Seva centres a person who wants to get any certificate should be able to attain it with his phone,” he said.

Mr. Venkatesh Vijayraghavan, Chief Executive Officer, Bharti-Airtel was also present at the event.

Source: The Hindu

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