26 August 2014
Western Cape MEC of Economic Opportunities
Alan Winde launched the free wireless internet in George which will connect
about 20 000 residents.
MEC Winde said the project would foster
economic growth in the region. He added
that the free WiFi project is assisting the provincial government in developing
the most effective way of delivering internet access to residents.
Ministerial Spokesperson Bronwynne
Jooste said I
hope residents and business will be able to use this to further their
education, digital literacy and to promote local tourism, the high cost of data
has prevented many residents from accessing the internet. It costs between R15
and R25 per hour to browse at internet cafés.
“The project would foster economic growth in
the region.The Free Wi-Fi project is assisting us in developing the most
effective way of delivering internet access to residents Jooste added.
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