Kolkata On Its Way To Become India’s First WiFi Connected City
Kolkata has just taken the first step in becoming the first ever WiFi city in India. The city’s first WiFi zone will be implemented at Park Street and will be inaugurated by Mamata Banerjee. The service is provided by Reliance JIO, which will be free of charge initially and will be available next in the Ghariahat-Gol Park area of south Kolkata.
Reliance JIO spokesperson quoted-
We have already laid cables along a 500-km stretch of the city. While the major part of Kolkata has been covered, work is in progress in some pockets. We are aiming to bring the entire Kolkata Telephones area under our 4G coverage. It might take another eight months to a year to do the job
Once the Park Street hotspot is launched, any WiFi enabled device can log on into the internet zone using a password provided. Smartphone users will be able to log in with a click on the WiFi option. “As a long-term believer in the power of social media, I think the city should be proud of this development. However, we need to be patient during the rollout phase for it takes time,” said Derek O’ Brien, Trinamool Rajya Sabha MP.
New Delhi too is on its way to develop this facility soon. We have already seen a rollout of free WiFi in parts of Delhi like Khan Market and Connaught Place.