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Acting PM Launches Free Wi-Fi Zone InLautoka

Close to 3000 people turned up at Shirley Park in Lautoka for the launching of the free Walesi WiFi hotspot zone by Acting Prime Minister Ai­yaz Sayed-Khaiyum. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said
30 Sep 2018 13:52
Acting PM Launches Free Wi-Fi Zone InLautoka
Attorney-General and Minister for Communications Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum speaking to members of the public at the launch of the free Wi-Fi hotspot at Lautoka’s Shirley Park on September 29, 2018. Photo: Office of the Attorney-General

Close to 3000 people turned up at Shirley Park in Lautoka for the launching of the free Walesi WiFi hotspot zone by Acting Prime Minister Ai­yaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the ideas behind hotspots being around the country was to bring Fijians to congregate in one place and use the free Wi-Fi.

“We want everybody to be connected, irre­spective of how rich or poor you are or no matter where you come from,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum reiterated that Gov­ernment was working on making all their services available through the internet.

Walesi Wi-Fi hospots were now avail­able in Suva, Savusavu, Nausori, Sigatoka, Nadi, Lautoka with Ba receiving the servic­es next week followed by all other remain­ing urban centres.

The initiatives were announced in the 2018/19 National Budget.

The Wi-Fi hospots will have free high­speed internet available to users every day for one hour.

Meanwhile, scores of people took the chance to receive the free Walesi set-top box for television which has eight channels.

The channels are available on either tel­evision or smart phones.

Jone Matai, of Waiyavi, said he was thank­ful to the Government for the initiative.

“My wife collected our Walesi box today and is grateful because it is a bit expensive for us to pay for a box,” Mr Matai said.

A slight drizzle during the launching failed to dampen the spirit of the large crowd as they stayed on till the end.

Also present at the launch were some Gov­ernment Ministers and several candidates selected on Fiji First’s provisional list for the upcoming elections.

Feedback: charles.chambers@fijisun.com.fj



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