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Free wifi to be installed at Emancipation Park

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 4:20 PM
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Emancipation Park in St Andrew is to be equipped with free internet access come December.

The connectivity is courtesy of the Universal Service Fund (USF) under its Connect JA Free Public Wi-Fi project.

Under the project, seven free public Wi-Fi hotspots have been established at a cost of $124 million.

The USF says this complements its Community Access Point initiative which has seen to the establishment of 271 internet cafes in underserved communities island-wide.

Six public Wi-Fi hotspots have already been established in high traffic areas in Kingston and St Andrew, Manchester, and St Elizabeth.

By December 2019, the USF will also establish free Wi-Fi hotspots in Spanish Town, St Catherine and Montego Bay, St James.

Over the next three years, the agency says it will continue to expand its network to ensure there is at least one hotspot in each parish. 

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