By Bongekile Nkomo
City of Tshwane has been ahead when it comes to technology and digital developments, soon it will South Africa’s cyber city with Tsh-WiFi, says mayor of Tshwane during the State of the City Address 2016 at Freedom Park in Pretoria.
According to the Tshwane City mayor, Kgosientso Ramokgoba in the next year the city of Tshwane will expand its free WiFi network to ensure that at-least 50% of its residents are within walking distance of a hotspot, the mayor also said that the WiFi project has radically undermined the adverse effects unaffordable internet access by narrowing the digital gap.
Tshwane WiFi known to most of its residents as “Tshwifi” has connected over 1.4 million devices through their networking, growing by over 326% since inception in 2013.
Tshwane is also currently the largest network in Africa, with over 776 WiFi hotspots through out the city with plans of doubling the size. The mayor also added that while his team is busy delivering services, the city will deploy 1500k of broadband at no extra cost with the intentions of outlying the areas within the capital city.
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“We will continue to be the shining example of what it means to employ the use of technology to lead the way towards a South Africa that is democratic, inclusive, united and prosperous,” concluded Ramokgoba.
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