Delhi to roll out 3-phase Wi-Fi for all

3,000 Wi-Fi hotspots and connecting 275 urban and rural areas are on the plan


Taru Bhatia | August 14, 2015 | New Delhi

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The Delhi government has framed a three-phase implementation plan to roll out its much publicised pre-poll promise of providing free WiFi to the residents of Delhi with free download up to 1 GB at 1mbps speed.

According to Ashish Khetan, vice chairman of Delhi dialogue commission, the AAP government will be providing universal Wi-Fi facility at educational institutions – both government and private sector schools, colleges and universities – in phase one of the project implementation.

“The implementation of Wi-Fi connectivity in educational institutes and villages will be completed in one year,” Khetan said, adding further that within that period 3,000 Wi-Fi hotspots will be created at selected institutions. He was speaking at a conference organised by the wireless broadband alliance (WBA) and FICCI in New Delhi.

The phase two of the project will cover roughly 275 urban and rural Delhi villages, while the phase three will enable Wi-Fi connectivity to all unauthorised colonies in the state providing internet access to around 30-50 percent of Delhi’s total population that live in these colonies.

Sharing details of the implementation model, he pointed out that the AAP government will ensure that payment is made for the actual usage of the data over and above the stipulated limit.

 “The Delhi government will also have the right to push advertisements and public campaigns, or campaigns promoting the policies of the government of Delhi during the free usage of the service,” he said.



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