The free Wi-Fi service in Smart city Bhubaneswar will begin from today. It will be launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. While the first 30 minutes will be completely free, the users will have to pay for extra usage after that.
A user can use the free service once in a day through his/her mobile, laptop or tablet. Internet speed will be higher than 2 Mbps. He/she has to provide his/her mobile number and name first in the form displayed on screen. Then he/she can use free Wi-Fi service for half an hour.
According to official sources, as many as 500 Wi-Fi spots will be created across the city. Under the service, each user will be provided with 30 minutes of free internet service subjected to a usage limit of 250 MB data at a speed upto 2 Mbps.
As many as 150 users can enjoy the service under one such Wi-Fi spot. After consumption of the free data, users can opt top up recharge for continuation of the service.
However, 100 Wi-Fi spots will be launched in the initial phase and the free internet will be available from KIIT Square to Raj Bhawan, Acharya Vihar to AG Square, Sishu Bhawan Chhak to Vani Vihar and Nalco Square to Acharya Vihar, sources added.