Karnataka Government has apparently shifted its focus to startups and is only concentrating for the city to turn into a startup hub and not a technology hub.
In 2014, Karnataka had launched a pilot programme for creating free public Wi-Fi but it hasn’t been a success, even after two years.
The Government had announced that 110 locations across the city will have WiFi access but only 60 locations in six areas have been provided till now.
However, the Government pulled the plug three months ago as the heavy infrastructure needed collaboration from private players.
Karnataka information technology secretary Manjula V said to ET, “The high cost of this operation calls for more private-sector participation,” she said. “There is not a single place in the world where public Wi-Fi has worked smoothly. Right now, we’re concentrating on other things like startups.”