The Government of Tamil Nadu has launched 224 public Wi-Fi hotspots in Chennai in collaboration with ACT Fibernet.
The Wi-Fi hotspots were launched in the presence of Udhayanidhi Stalin, Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly and Youth Secretary, DMK and Sandeep Gupta, Chief Operating Officer, Atria Convergence Technologies Ltd and other officials.
Each of the 224 Wi-Fi hotspots is powered by ACT SmartFiber Technology which will ensure super fast and safe internet experiences.
This technology enables users with smooth, seamless connectivity for video content, including calling, streaming, and ultra-fast file transfers on ACT’s Gigabit-enabled network at scale.
Users will have to log in through the ACT Free Wi-Fi portal with their phone number and OTP and use free internet for 45 minutes at 20 Mbps speed and 1GB data limit without any cost.
These hotspots are located across the city in Amma Canteens, Corporation Parks, T-Nagar Smart City, Triplicane, Royapettai, Napier Park/ May Day Park and Ratna Café junction for easy access, according to reports.
“The Wi-Fi hotspots in Chennai are a step towards establishing the city as a Smart City. I am happy that a great number of people will now be able to enjoy free internet and make good use of it in public spaces. ACT Fibernet has been a trusted industry partner for many years, and I thank them for their support to set-up this Wi-Fi project,” said Udhayanidhi Stalin, Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly and Youth Secretary, DMK.
“ACT Fibernet has always believed in using the internet as a force for good – to help people transform their lives. The free public Wi-Fi will assist in bridging the digital divide, whether for students, professionals, or the general public. It is an honour to be a part of the Government of Tamil Nadu’s prestigious project to contribute to the development of Chennai and its citizens,” said Bala Malladi, CEO, Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT).