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Penang launches 3Mbps free WiFi service

Penangites are now able to enjoy free 3Mbps, high speed public WiFi at 50 spots in Komtar and George Town.

Recently launched on 21 October 2015, there are currently more than 1550 hotspots stationed in 13 Parliamentary and 40 State constituencies of Penang.

 “We are very happy that free WiFi in public places continues to be so popular. The Penang government believes that faster internet or digital broadband speed is necessary to becoming a high income economy and a developed nation,” said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng as quoted by The Malaysian Insider.

The upgrade costs an additional RM25,000 and is funded by service provider Redtone International Berhad. This means, the state does not have to pay any additional sum to the RM1.85 million it is now paying annually for the service.

The WiFi hotspots in Komtar can be found at the Pacific Mall on level 1 and 3, above Maybank on level 2, the ICT@Komtar and bus station on level 1, Komtar Walk and government offices in Komtar on level 3, 11, 28, 47, 52, 53, 55, and 56.

Those in the heritage zone include the Penang Chinese Town Hall on Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, and selected business outlets on Lebu Carnavon, Lebuh Kimberley, Lebuh Church, Lebuh China, Lebuh Pasar, Lebuh Chulia, Lebuh Leith, Lebuh Muntri, and Lebuh Bishop.

For more information, visit penangfreewifi.com.my.

(Photo source: penangfreewifi.com.my)

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