ACT Fibernet to roll out public wi-fi hotspots in Chennai

MUMBAI: ACT Fibernet has partnered with Greater Chennai Corporation to set up Wi-Fi zones in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The initiative is part of the Smart City project started by the government and executed by Greater Chennai Corporation to provide citizens access to free and seamless WiFi connectivity.

As part of the tie-up, ACT Fibernet together with Greater Chennai Corporation has installed 25+ Wi-Fi zones across prime locations in the city including 14 Amma Canteens across 15 Zones in Greater Chennai Corporation. Close to 250 to 300 users can log in at the same time under each Wi-Fi zone that will be available 24×7 for the users to experience high-speed internet powered by ACT Fibernet.

Users can access the Wi-Fi hotspots through ACT Fibernet network for 30 minutes at 20 Mbps speed to upload and download files, browse online, watch videos, visit social media handles and more. Existing users of ACT Fibernet will be able to enjoy home speeds and data in public using their log in credentials.

Speaking on the occasion, Atria Convergence Technologies COO Sandeep Gupta commented, “The Government of Tamil Nadu is committed to delivering wide network WiFi connectivity in the state through various smart city projects. ACT Fibernet’s vision is to deliver high speed internet to all citizens and we are extremely privileged to work with the government to bring superfast internet via hotspots to the common man. With this initiative, many more people can access high speed internet and help accelerate the government’s vision of inclusive Digital Tamil Nadu and Digital India.”

Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner G. Prakash added, “ACT Fibernet is one of the most trusted fiber broadband provider in India and we are happy to have them on board. ACT Fibernet has been providing high-speed and futuristic internet connectivity to millions of homes in India, many of our government schools are also powered by their fiber internet connectivity, and we will now extend the technology to our citizens in Chennai. We believe their service will remarkably enhance the internet experience of our people across the city.”

According to recent report by DigiAnalysys, public Wi-Fi in India is expected to witness a sevenfold jump to 21 lakh by 2021 from 3.06 lakh at present. Furthermore, in the next two years there will be 1.25 million public Wi-Fi hotspots addition in gram panchayat, 50,000 in smart cities 4,701 in railway stations, retail outlets, colleges etc as part of the governments Digital India and Bharat Net program.

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