Hyderabad launches free 1,000 Wi-Fi hotspots

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Hyderabad: Hyderabad yesterday initiated a step towards becoming a smart city by launching 1,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots in order to provide better facilities to the people.

The Telangana government along with telecom service providers had worked on the Hyderabad City Wi-Fi project and had launched it yesterday, which offers 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi to people with an assured speed of 5-10 Mbps.

While speaking to the media, Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan went on to say that another 2,000 hotspots would be added in two months.

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He further added that it will benefit businesspersons, shopkeepers, entrepreneurs, students, women and tourists.

It is an Rs 300-crore project that has service operators and infrastructure providers including Airtel, ACT Fibrenet, and BSNL as partners.

Greater Hyderabad Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, who inaugurated the project stated: “Wi-Fi will set another example making Hyderabad a truly connected city even on the digital front.”

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