Kerala proposes to have 2000 Wi-Fi hotspots for public installed

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In an ambitious effort to make Kerala digital-friendly and to provide free internet access, the government is planning to set up wi-fi hotspots in 2,000 public places.

The hotspots, coming up in selected locations across the state, would digitally connect government offices, bus stops, parks, tourist destinations, courts and public ‘seva kendras’ by providing free internet to public.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the public can avail various e-governance and m-governance services without interruption through these public hotspots. The CM said in his Facebook post that steps to identify service providers for the programme has already begun.

“The programme will be implemented by dividing the state into three zones. It is expected that the programme can be launched within seven months if the tender procedures are completed,” he said.

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