01 Sep Free Wi-Fi at 135 hotspots in Johor soon
In picture: Staying connected: Mohamed Khaled launching the free Wi-Fi service at Dataran Bandaraya in Johor Baru.
Come Jan 1, there will be 135 hotspots in the state where Internet users can enjoy free Wi-Fi.
The service kicked off yesterday at Dataran Bandaraya, a public field, which was the first of 135 hotspots that would be gradually introduced.
“It will be implemented and extended to other areas and districts in stages by January next year,” said Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
The free Wi-Fi service offered by the state government was to provide convenience to the people, he said at the launch in conjunction with the National Day countdown celebrations here on Sunday.
Among the places where the free Wi-Fi will be accessible are Taman Merdeka, Hutan Bandar Mutiara Rini, Kulai Rural Transformation Centre, Batu Pahat Stadium and Kluang Flats.
“We are doing this based on feedback from the people who want improved telecommunication services in the state,” Mohamed Khaled said.
The project was three years in the making and involved RM12.9mil for the installation and maintenance of the Wi-Fi service in all 10 districts in the state, including 16 local councils.
It is also part of the state’s Suara Hati Johor initiative which looks into the people’s needs.
Source: The Star