Bangaloreans, No More Public Wifi In The Tech And Startup Hub

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.”

1 comment

  • Hm, well at least there are still many other public WiFi hotspots around the city at restaurants, cafes, malls and even the airport.

    Our app WiFire allows you to discover free WiFi hotspots around you and connect with a single tap — no need to enter passwords or fill out web forms.

    We have thousands of shared networks in Bangalore and across India, and that number is growing every day as more users share verified networks. Check it out at http://www.getwifireapp.com and download it on Google Play!

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