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State gives nearly 80 GB free data

As per the government’s pledge to provide free wi-fi in public areas, currently 1,176 public locations have been covered under this programme with the collaboration of telecommunication service providers.

ICTA is facilitating, coordinating and monitoring the programme, a statement from the Policy Development Office of the Prime Minister’s Office said yesterday.

People can access this facility at selected public locations across the island including railway stations, bus stands, libraries and many other public places.

A 100 MB free data bundle can be obtained per month and the facility can be accessed at any given point, once a person logs in. According to the current ICTA statistics, as of February 2019, 455,741 users have accessed free public wi-fi. Consequently, 79,280GB of data usage has been recorded since October 28, 2016, the statement said.


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