Residents of Selangor will now be able to have free access of WiFi wherever and whenever they want, as Chief Minister of Selangor Mohamed Azmin Ali has launched the free wireless service “WiFi Selangorku” yesterday.
According to The Malaysian Insider, the Chief Minister said that there would be around 2,500 internet hotspots in various locations throughout Selangor by the end of this year.
The hotspots will be marked with WiFi Selangorku notices, and users will also be able to locate the availability of the WiFi service through their smartphones or devices, indicated by WiFi Selangorku.
“This will reduce the digital divide which is a phenomenon that occurs in developed states and countries because there are certain areas that are left behind,” he said.
Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, the Selangor State Executive Councilor for Education, Human Capital Development, Science, Technology and Innovation, also said that right now there are already 800 WiFi Selangorku hotspots available.
“There will be another 120 locations added by the end of this month. The rest of the 1,580 hotspots are estimated to be complete by the end of the year,” he added.
He also said that the locations were chosen based on the target groups, which are mostly students, low-income groups, and rural and tourist areas.
(Photo source: selangorku.com)