In an effort to accelerate the adoption of digital technologies, the Tamil Nadu state government today launched 224 public Wi-Fi hotspots in Chennai in collaboration with ACT Fibernet, kicking off its vision to establish a large-scale public Wi-Fi network for its citizens.
For easy access, these hotspots are located throughout the city in Amma Canteens, Corporation Parks, T-Nagar Smart City, Triplicane, Royapettai, Napier Park/May Day Park, and Ratna Café junction.
The Wi-Fi hotspots were launched in the presence of Udhayanidhi Stalin, Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly and Youth Secretary, DMK and Sandeep Gupta, Chief Operating Officer, Atria Convergence Technologies Ltd., and other dignitaries, and officials.
Users must log in through the ACT Free Wi-Fi portal with their phone number and OTP to access free internet for 45 minutes at 20 Mbps speed and 1 GB data limit. These Wi-Fi hotspots are powered by ACT SmartFiber Technology, which will give users smooth, seamless connectivity for video content like calling, streaming, and very fast file transfers on ACT’s Gigabit-enabled network at scale.
இணையத்தை அனைவரிடமும் கொண்டுசேர்த்து #ChepaukTriplicane -ஐ முன்மாதிரியான தொகுதியாக்கிட,@ACTFibernet உடன் இணைந்து தொகுதி முழுவதும் 100 இடங்களில் ஃவைஃபை ஸோன்கள் அமைப்பதன் முதற்கட்டமாக கலைஞரின் பிறந்தநாளில் 20 இடங்களில் ‘உதய் அண்ணா இலவச ஃவைஃபை ஸோன்’களின் பயன்பாட்டை தொடங்கி வைத்தோம். pic.twitter.com/mBiS8CW7Nc
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Speaking on the occasion, Udhayanidhi Stalin, Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly and Youth Secretary, DMK, said,
The Wi-Fi hotspots in Chennai are a step towards establishing the city as a Smart City. I am happy that a great number of people will now be able to enjoy free internet and make good use of it in public spaces. ACT Fibernet has been a trusted industry partner for many years, and I thank them for their support to set-up this Wi-Fi project.
Regarding the launch of free public Wi-Fi hotspots, Bala Malladi, CEO Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT), said,
ACT Fibernet has always believed in using the internet as a force for good – to help people transform their lives. The free public Wi-Fi will assist in bridging the digital divide, whether for students, professionals, or the general public. It is an honour to be a part of the Government of Tamil Nadu’s prestigious project contribute to the development of Chennai and its citizens.