If you are a resident of Delhi, brace yourself for some rather exciting news. According to reports, Tata Teleservices Limited, in association with the New Delhi Municipal Council, is set to launch free public wi-fi service in Connaught Place starting November 16.
The wi-fi service in mind for Connaught Place is set to cover more than 4.5 sq. km. Also, the deployment of wi-fi hotspot will offer seamless connectivity in the inner and outer circles of one of the most important business and shopping centres in the country's capital.
However, this isn't the first time anything like this has happened. Not long ago, the Telangana government, in collaboration with the telecom service provider Airtel, started offering free Wi-Fi facility in as many as 17 locations. The plan spread 8 km in Hyderabad on a pilot basis for 3 months and is planned to be extended to the entire city by the year end.
The new launch, as you may expect, is in sync of the recent Internet boom in the country. There have been eminent figures such as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who have also spoken out on how Internet should spread in all parts in countries like India. And this new deal to offer free service is sure to be greeted with a lot of enthusiasm.
As of now, a host of cities across the world like San Jose and Seoul and more offer free wi-fi service to its residents. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!