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Nakuru offers residents free internet access

02 April 2014, 15:31

Nakuru - Nakuru has become the first town in the country to provide a free Wi-Fi service to residents.

Integrated telecommunication services provider Orange, in conjunction with Infonet, the locally- based innovations group working towards improving interactions between government, civil society and citizens through ICTs, will power the Wi-Fi access to be provided to residents of Nakuru town, giving them free access to the internet.

The Wi-Fi range will work with a 10 kilometer radius, in the first phase, covering Nakuru Town’s Central Business District (CBD).

The county government expects to extend this to other parts of Nakuru progressively.

With seven base stations spread across the CBD, users will be allowed 24-hour unlimited data usage. Movie downloads and visits to adult sites will however be restricted.

The launch of this initiative by the Nakuru County Government and the State House Digital team is in line with Orange’s strategy of enhancing the use of its infrastructure to offer value added Data & Voice solutions to the counties.

Orange Chief Executive Officer, Mickael Ghossein said the provision of free wireless Internet to the counties across the country, would help in making the counties more accessible for business, as well as assist the county governments to improve their service offering through integrated ICT solutions.

Nakuru becomes the third African town after Kigali (Rwanda) and Cape Town (South Africa) and the sixteenth globally to offer free Wi-Fi.

 – CAJ News
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