Thursday, December 19, 2019

ACT Fibernet and BBMP to Expand Wi-Fi Footprint in Bengaluru


* 4000 Wi-Fi hotspots across Bengaluru in the next nine - twelve months
* 800 Sq Km of Bengaluru will be connected to Wi-Fi internet
* One-hour free internet connectivity per day

ACT Fibernet, India’s largest fiber-focused wired broadband ISP (Internet Service Provider), recently announced collaboration with Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike(BBMP) to set up Wi-Fi zones in Bengaluru. The project is part of the Digital Karnataka initiative started by the government to provide citizens access to free and high quality public Wi-Fi connectivity.

This project was announced at Bengaluru Tech Summit by C. N. Ashwath Narayan, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for IT and BT, Karnataka in the presence of Bala Malladi, CEO, Atria Convergence Technologies Ltd. and other government officials.

ACT Fibernet will work in conjunction with Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike(BBMP)and install 4000 Wi-Fi zones across the city.  Users can access free Wi-Fi connectivity through ACT Fibernet network for one hour to upload and download files, browse online, watch videos, visit social media handles and more. Post one hour a fee of INR 50 will be levied for each hour. Existing users of ACT Fibernet will be able to enjoy home speeds and data in public using their log in credentials.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Bala Malladi, CEO, Atria Convergence Technologies Ltd. commented, “The Government of Karnataka is committed to deliver Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the Bengaluru the silicon city of India. Under its Advantage Cities program, ACT Fibernet is committed to provide this wi-fi coverage to fulfil the vision of Digital Karnataka and digital India. This will help citizens of Bengaluru access high speed internet and hence bringing the best internet experience to everyone. We consider it our privilege to work in conjunction with the government in this regard”

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