Following the launch of free wireless internet service in specific areas within the
The designated areas for free access to wireless Internet (WiFi-a local area network that uses high frequency signals to transmit and receive data over distances of a few hundred feet using ethernet protocol) include public buses,
"I am so excited about the wireless Internet; I can now browse the internet, read news and send e-mails without recharging phone. I just come here to surf the Internet since I am still looking for jobs," said
Uwamariya said this is a unique way for people to keep online at no cost.
Uwamariya, who this paper found enjoying WiFi, said she uses the service to search for employment because it is not that easy to get a job if one depends on newspaper adverts.
With a couple of WiFi hotspots within in the City, broadband customers will stay connected to work, family and friends.
The initiative is a partnership between the
It aims at enabling nationals enjoy the benefits that come with the power of broadband for personal use or business from a long list of hotspot locations.
"I have been having problems with loading data on my phone whenever I want to surf but now I go to some locations in the city to access it for free. I hope this will last," Jean Dieu Dusenge, a telecommunication engineering student at the
Dusenge told this paper that he will now be a regular visitor at
MTN Rwanda, Tigo, Airtel,
"We are happy with the free Internet, this shows how our country is committed to ensure reliable, fast and accessible internet services to the public," said Jovani Ntabgoba, a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) consultant at the
Ntabgoba, who was enjoying
Benefits of Internet:
Florent Ndutiye, a journalist with Radio 10, said it was an opportune moment for city dwellers to enjoy the benefits of Internet.
"Internet is growing with tremendous speed. It has become part of people's lives because everything we need to know about the world is found on the internet. Life without internet cannot be imagined. I am so happy for the free wireless internet; we look forward to more life changing initiatives," he said.
Ndutiye taps free wireless broadband whenever he visits Remera-Kisementi area.
"We're giving our customers the mobility tools they need to go online more often and in more places," Albert Kinuma, the head of Business at MTN Rwanda Cell told Xinua on Wednesday.
"We think the new WiFi service will be a real value for clients, and we're anxious to see them browse Internet, connect with their friends and family."
He said MTN provides customers with an internet browser that is faster, free and reliable and he hopes to see more people subscribing to it to stay connected in their homes.
Fifteen of Kigali Bus Services' large buses have also been equipped with the service.
The government says it wants to change the lives of Rwandan citizens using broadband.
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