More Wi-Fi hot spots coming

More Wi-Fi hot spots coming

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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THE Government says it will continue to roll out free, secured Wi-Fi hot spots in public places across the island this financial year.

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams made the disclosure at the official ceremony for the distribution of 32 tablet computers to teachers at Hope Valley Experimental School in St Andrew, recently.

Williams said the service will be rolled out in Ocho Rios, St Ann; Port Antonio, Portland; and May Pen, Clarendon.

“We will be completing three additional public Wi-Fi hot spots during this fiscal year… so that our citizens can connect while they transact business or as they pass through these major towns,” she said.

The initiative is being made possible through the Universal Service Fund (USF), an agency of the ministry, which will carry out the installation in the designated locations.

Among the objectives is to positively transform the lives of citizens by providing an avenue for them to connect, create economic opportunities, and communicate.

Other public Wi-Fi hot spots already in operation include Half-Way-Tree, St William Grant Park, Olympic Way, Devon House and Emancipation Park in Kingston and St Andrew; Cecil Charlton Park, Manchester; Junction, St Elizabeth; and Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay, St James.

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