Soon, free WiFi in Selangor will not be limited to only certain restaurants and cafes because people residing in Selangor will now have free Internet access all day errday anytime anywhere!
This was confirmed by Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali at the launch of “WiFi Selangorku”.
TMI quoted Azmin as saying that the move was made to show that the state government is fulfilling its commitment of each district connected with WiFi accessibility. He also added that there would be 2,500 internet hotspots in various locations throughout the state by year end.
Selangor Education, Human Capital Development, Science, Technology and Innovation exco Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said that there are 8,000 “WiFi Selangorku” hotspots available as of 22nd September. The hotspot locations were based on a certain target group aimed at students, low-income groups, and rural and tourist areas.
“There will be another 120 locations added by the end of this month. The rest of the 1,580 hotspots are estimated to be complete by the end of the year,” he explained.
He also said that with the availability of fibre optics some areas would have a minimum internet speed of 1Mbps, while those that did not would use the Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) and 3G or LTE technology to give a maximum internet speed of 1Mbps.
How to find out if you’re near a WiFi hotspot? Look out for the “WiFi Selangorku” notices. Also, another way to discover the hotspot is by simply checking the available WiFi services on your device for “WiFi Selangorku”.