The AAP government Friday announced that the first phase of its ambitious project — to provide free WiFi across Delhi — will take off in east Delhi by the end of the year. Tenders for the project would be floated soon, said Delhi Dialogue Commission vice-chairman Ashish Khetan.
As many as 571 locations in the Trans Yamuna region have been identified for establishing ‘WiFi hotspots’, he said. To provide “high-speed and quality internet services” to Delhi residents, the government is also planning to install a common fibre-optic network across the city, said Khetan.
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“Infrastructure is vital to the development of any city and an optic-fibre project will achieve that,” said the AAP leader.
At the 571 locations, the government has decided to set up 1,000 hotspots, each with three access points. As many as 3,000 more access points could be introduced at these hotspots depending on the demand, said Khetan. “TRAI has data on the average consumption of Internet per person, per day. We will provide data according to the need of the common man,” said Khetan.