Bangkok to gain more free WIFI spots

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BANGKOK, May 4 – A Bt950 million fund will be allocated to set up an additional 150,000 free public WIFI service spots in Bangkok, according to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).

In cooperation with the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, free WIFI service at a speed of 2 Mbps will give Internet access at 20 minutes per visit, or about two hours per person/day.

The service, to be available for three years and seven months, is aimed at upgrading people’s level of education, giving citizens access to information.

Over 120,000 free WIFI spots have already been installed citywide at major locations such as government-run hospitals, police stations, gas stations, airports, state universities, post offices, city hall, bus terminals and tourists spots.