Mumbai gets India's largest free public Wi-Fi network

Tech 9-1-2017 Mashable 64

The Bollywood city is getting free Wi-Fi access.

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Over 500 Wi-Fi hotspots are now live in Mumbai, Devendra Fadnavis the chief minister of the western Indian state of Maharashtra announced today. This is the largest free public Wi-Fi project of its nature in India.

The government began testing the service on Jan. 2., and in a week more than 23,000 users access the free Wi-Fi, Fadnavis said, adding that the users have already downloaded more than 2TB of data. 

The installation of 500 free Wi-Fi hotspots marks the end of phase one of the government’s free internet project. It plans to deploy another 700 Wi-Fi hotspots across the region by May 1.  Read more...

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