The Tamil Nadu state government on Friday launched 224 free public hotspots across the city of Chennai to give people access to high-speed internet and boost the adoption of digital technologies.
The new hotspots are launched as a collaboration between the state government of Tamil Nadu and private telecommunications company Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT) Fibernet.
It was launched in Chennai Chindadripet by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Youth Wing Secretary and Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Udhayanidhi Stalin in the presence of Sandeep Gupta, Chief Operating Officer, ACT Ltd., and other dignitaries and officials of the state government.
For easy access, these hotspots are located across the city in Amma Canteens, Corporation Parks, T-Nagar Smart City, Triplicane, Royapettai, Napier Park/May Day Park, and Ratna Café junction.
Launching these WiFi hotspots, Udayanidhi Stalin said, “The Wi-Fi hotspots in Chennai are a step towards establishing the city as a Smart City. I am happy that a great number of people will now be able to enjoy free internet and make good use of it in public spaces. ACT Fibernet has been a trusted industry partner for many years, and I thank them for their support to set-up this Wi-Fi project.”
In order to get free high-speed internet through these hotspots, users have to log in to the ACT Free WiFi portal with their mobile number and OTP. It will provide each user with 1GB of free data at 20mbps speed for 45 minutes.