Everyone In Bengaluru Will Get 1 Hour, 1 GB Of Free Wifi, Per Day; Rs 100 Crore Will Be Spent
Bengaluru, which is nicknamed the silicon valley of India, will soon be getting free wifi services for 1 hour every day!
There is no news as to when this scheme will be implemented, but the news is that it will require a minimum of 9 months.
We already reported to you the news about Google pairing up with Cisco to provide the country with free wifi, starting from Bengaluru.
Find out all the details about the new free wifi scheme in Bengaluru right here!
Bengaluru To Offer Citizens Free Wifi Of 1 GB Data Every Day For One Hour
Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka CN Ashwath Narayan has declared that Bengaluru will be getting free wifi connection every day for an hour.
Narayan said, “There has been a consistent demand from the public, tourists and many other stakeholders to have such an infrastructure, and we are finally delivering.”
As per reports, this scheme has already been tried and tested by the governments of Keralam Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, and it will take nine months to go live in Bengaluru. There will be about 4000 hotspots across Bengaluru and will offer about one-hour free internet connectivity every day with data limit of 1 GB. This facility can be availed after verification through OTP (One Time Password).
This project has been estimated to cost Rs. 100 crore and will be funded completely by a private internet service provider Atria Convergence Technologies Ltd (ACT), and this is a part of the company’s social responsibility, not as a commercial venture.
Wifi In Bengaluru Will Be Seamless and Fully Secure Assures Company
Bala Malladi, chief executive of ACT, said that Bengaluru will be provided with a connection that will be “seamless, fully secure.” He also said that this project is already implemented in Hyderabad and Chennai as well.
The ACT has paired up with Bengaluru’s civic agencies such as the BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) and the Urban Development Department as well.
There have been a lot of times when efforts were taken to implement such projects in Bengaluru, but these plans never saw the light of the day, and fell apart.