Joburg re-launches free Wi-Fi and residents can get up to 500MB every day

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The City of Johannesburg has officially re-launched its free Wi-Fi project which will now offer residents up to 500MB every day.

The project was initially announced back in August 2016 when the city promised that all residents of Johannesburg would have free Wi-Fi within 5 years with the goal of having 1000 hotspots active by the end of 2016.

Now, this city has re-launched the project which currently compromises of 84 active hotspots across the metropole. The project gives Johannesburg residents free access to the internet with 500MB of data per day. Speeds available through these connections are capped at 5Mbps.

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According to reports, all hotspots will run on solar power and will be manned by the City of Johannesburg’s broadband network company, Metropolitan Trading Company.

Johannesburg residents are encouraged to use this infrastructure to improve municipal service delivery, attract business opportunities, search for employment, and access academic materials.

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