Free Wi-Fi in South Africa

5 March 2012

mybroadband - March 4, 2012

Small towns are reaping the benefits of having free internet access, whilst large metropolitan cities appear to be lagging behind.

Stellenbosch residents will soon be able to access wireless internet in the city after the service went live on Friday.  Though still in a trial phase, free Wi-Fi is currently available at the town centre and will run for two to three weeks before extending the network to the greater Stellenbosch area.

Connectivity will however be limited to 1Mbps and a 500MB usage cap per user. The downloading of large files will also be prohibited.

The initiative is being driven by the Municipality of Stellenbosch, the University of Stellenbosch and mobile social networking site, MXit.

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