Telangana government has rolled out public Wi-Fi hotspots at over 3000 locations in Hyderabad as part of its Hy-Fi project. With this launch, the city becomes one of the first cities in India to deploy public wi-fi network at such a large scale, said a statement.
These hotspots are located across the city in malls, hospitals, public parks, metro stations, public libraries, metro stations and educations institutions.
“The 3000 active hotspots now make Hyderabad a truly global 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. ACT Fibernet has been a trusted industry partner for many years, and I thank them for their support to expand the Hy-Fi project,” said Telangana IT Minister K. T. Rama Rao.
The hotspots are being rolled out in partnership with Bangalore-headquartered Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT) which deals in fiber and internet connectivity.
To use the services, users will have to login through “ACT Free Hy-Fi” portal with their phone number and use free internet for 45 mins at 25 Mbps speed and 1 GB data limit without any cost and can also top up further as and when needed.
Existing customers of ACT, when they login with their ACT credentials, will get their current home broadband speeds.
Hyderabad ACT Free Hy-Fi Plans
|Type||Free||Speed||Data||Price (Guest Users)||Price (ACT Users)|
|Paid||1 hour||25Mbps||2GB||Rs.25 + Taxes||Free|
|Paid||3 hours||25Mbps||4GB||Rs. 50 + Taxes||Free|
“The free public Wi-fi will help bridge the digital divide, be it for students, health workers or even the general public. It is an honour to be part of this prestigious project by the government of Telangana and do our bit for the citizens of Hyderabad,” said Bala Malladi, CEO, ACT.