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Pilot of free wi-fi on JUTC buses underway

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 10:07 AM
Growth Tech Ltd's CEO Neil Lawrence (right)​, demonstrates Wi-Fi log in to JUTC's Maintenance Manager Michael Kelly at the company's Ashenheim Road​ Depot in Kingston - Contributed photo ​

Growth Tech Limited is reporting that it is now conducting a 4-week pilot of free Wi-Fi on Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses in the corporate area. 

Growth Tech says gateway devices were installed over the last two weeks at JUTC’s Ashenheim Road Depot in Kingston.

It says during the testing period up to 80 devices per bus will be allowed to access the Internet.

Growth Tech Limited’s Chief Executive Office Neil Lawrence says he is confident the devices will perform well during the pilot.

“The devices are rugged enough to withstand constant movement, we have worked hard to ensure that. We manage our devices remotely and there will be constant monitoring to block explicit content. The devices also feature back up battery to sustain the unit in the event normal power supply is lost or unavailable. We expect a smooth running and successful pilot period”, Lawrence said.

A full rollout of the service is expected by the end of 2018.   

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