Gov’t to Provide More Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

In a drive to facilitate greater Internet access to Jamaicans, the Government will continue to roll out free secured Wi-Fi hotspots in popular 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.

This was noted by Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, during the fourth staging of the National Cyber Security Conference at the Regional Headquarters of the University of the West Indies, Mona, on November 29.

Dr. Wheatley said the service will also be rolled out in Half-Way Tree and Emancipation Park in Kingston; Spanish Town, St. Catherine; Montego Bay, St. James; and Ocho Rios, St. Ann, as well as rural 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,” he said. Read more
Source: JIS