20 Oct SELECTED PENANG FREE WIFI HOTSPOTS TO GET A SPEED UPGRADE
Selected Penang Free WiFi hotspots will soon receive a speed upgrade. Fifty locations has been selected for this upgrade and they are all around Komtar and the Unesco heritage zone.
Penang Free WiFi was launched 6 years ago with a speed of 75 Mbps before it was increased to 375 Mbps on February this year. The bandwidth upgrade enabled users to enjoy internet speed of up to 1 Mbps compared to 512 Kbps previously. Now with this upgrade, it is expected for the speed to go up to 3 Mbps at selected locations.
Up to date, there are 1560 free WiFi hotspots across Penang island and mainland where users can access 24/7. All they need to do is just register once and they can start using internet for absolutely free.
When we went to Penang about 2 years ago, that is how we accessed internet at several locations. Although the speed was quite terrible, we were still able to use services like WhatsApp. So we think this is a very useful service for those who can’t afford to subscribe mobile data.
Source: Tech Malaysia