Government to provide free Wi-Fi internet access at four new public locations

by April 19th, 2017

The government will be providing free Wi-Fi Internet access at four new public locations across the island.

The four new Wi-Fi locations will be established by the Universal Service Fund.

Technology Minister, Dr. Andrew Wheatley made the announcement during his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in Parliament yesterday (April 18).

The four locations to benefit are St. William Grant Park in Parade, Olympic way in Kingston, Junction St. Elizabeth and Mandeville in Manchester.

Dr. Wheatley says the initiative is part of government’s effort to provide greater and easier access to broadband internet service for all Jamaicans.

He says the initiative is expected to fuel the government’s plans of creating a knowledge based society, by removing any barrier that currently exists for citizens who may be unable to afford connectivity.

 

He says public Wi-Fi  networks have already been installed at Devon House and Mandela Park in Halfway tree, at a cost of over $4 million.