Free Wi-Fi for popular town centres


December 01, 2016

The Government said it will continue to roll out free, secured Wi-Fi hotspots in select public places across the island.

The initiative is being made possible through the Universal Service Fund (USF), an agency of the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, which will carry out the installation in the select locations.

So far, the popular heritage site Devon House has been provided with the free service.

Dr the Hon Andrew Wheatley, the minister of science, energy and technology, said free Wi-Fi will be rolled out in Half-Way Tree and Emancipation Park in St Andrew; Spanish Town, St Catherine; Montego Bay, St James; and Ocho Rios, St Ann; as well as other centres across the island.

"As a Government, we recognise that we have to embrace technology and as we improve the way citizens do business on the Internet, the Government has committed to removing the barriers to facilitate use of these fantastic services, especially as it relates to citizen-to-Government interactions," Wheatley said.

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