Government Contemplates Giving 1GB of Free WiFi Per Month
In a rather exciting turn of events, the Delhi Government has moved a step closer to their promise of free WiFi. They have proposed to provide free WiFi usage of 1GB for a month.
Supposedly a phase by phase initiative, the government will provide the much needed facility first to all government and private college said Ashish Khetan, vice-chairman of Delhi Dialogue Commission. In the second and third phases, Khetan has stated that WiFi will reach other parts like rural areas and unauthorised colonies respectively.
“The minimum speed of the WiFi that we are proposing is 1 Mbps for good user experience and each user should get 1 GB of downloads for a month free.”
While it is great news that the government has finally listened to its citizens and proposed such a novel idea, they have said that they won’t be taking any infrastructural responsibility. They expect companies which have expertise in that field to develop the infrastructure while they provide the WiFi service only, thereby making sure the quality of services provided is impeccable.
“One thing that we want to do is that when we announce public wi-fi, the experience of the service should be best. When we announce a policy, it should be on an expected line. It should be on the expectations and aspirations of the people,” Khetan said.
The government believes that free WiFi will help the business sector and boost the tourism in India. He stressed on the fact that this was the AAP governments best received proposition and that they will cease to disappoint. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope for the same.
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