The Tamil Nadu state government, in conjunction with ACT Fibernet, unveiled 224 public Wi-Fi hotspots in Chennai today to help the city become more digital. This is part of the government’s plan to provide citizens with free public Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi hotspots can be found in Amma Canteens, Corporation Parks, T-Nagar Smart City, Triplicane, Royapettai, Napier Park/May Day Park, and Ratna Café junction across the city.
To access free internet for 45 minutes at 20Mbps speed and a 1GB data limit, users must log in using the ACT Free Wi-Fi portal with their phone number and OTP. These Wi-Fi hotspots are equipped with ACT SmartFiber Technology, which provides users with smooth, continuous connectivity for video content such as calling, streaming, and extremely fast file transfers across ACT’s Gigabit-enabled network at scale.
The Wi-Fi hotspots were unveiled in the presence of Udhayanidhi Stalin, Member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly and Youth Secretary for the DMK, and Sandeep Gupta, Chief Operating Officer, Atria Convergence Technologies Ltd., as well as other dignitaries and officials.
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Regarding the launch of free public Wi-Fi hotspots, Bala Malladi, CEO of Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT), said, “ACT Fibernet has always believed in using the internet as a force for good – to help people transform their lives. The free public Wi-Fi will assist in bridging the digital divide, whether for students, professionals, or the general public. It is an honour to be a part of the Government of Tamil Nadu’s prestigious project contribute to the development of Chennai and its citizens.”