Thursday, August 13, 2015

New Delhi Plans Free Public Wi-Fi

Officials in New Delhi are formulating plans for public Wi-Fi, offering residents up to 1 GB per month of free Wi-Fi access, at a minimum speed of 1 Mbps, supplied by private operators.

In the first phase, expected to be completed in a year, public Wi-Fi would be deployed in government and private colleges, according to the Times of India.

Ashish Khetan, vice-chairman of Delhi Dialogue Commission, said that in a second phase, public Wi-Fi will be provided in rural areas, followed by some urban areas.

There are roughly 275 rural and urban villages which don't have Internet access.

The business model is not clear, but it seems as if the Delhi government will pay a fee of some sort to the providers, based on end user consumption.

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