Tel Aviv deploys free public Wi-Fi network

The Wi-Fi network is the largest in Israel, and includes commercial centers, streets, boulevards, parks, and the beach.

The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality has completed deployment of its Wi-Fi network, with the establishment of 60 hotspots in the city, a process that took two years. 20 more hotspots will be established at the Exhibition Grounds, the Florentin neighborhood, Cinemateque, and Kiryat Hasefer, to link residents to the municipality's Facebook page.

The Wi-Fi network is the largest in Israel, covering an area of 3,660,920 square meters. The area includes commercial centers, main commercial streets, boulevards, parks, and the beach.

Use of the public Wi-Fi network is free. Each user will receive a half-megabyte bandwidth. Each hotspot will have 20 megabytes bandwidth for downloading and 3 megabytes bandwidth for uploading.

"Tel Aviv-Jaffa continues to be an especially attractive environment for innovative ventures," says city councilman Alon Solar, who initiated the Wi-Fi project. "In our communications era, free online access is a basic service that should be provided to residents and local and foreign visitors. This is another step toward positioning 21st century Tel Aviv as one of the world's leading cities."

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on September 10, 2013

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