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Pattaya to launch free wi-fi at 1,000 locations

03 September 2012

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Pattaya City, Thailand will launch free Wi-Fi at 1,000 spots throughout the city to modernise the city and promote its image as a worldwide tourist destination.

Pattaya Mayor Ittipol Khumpluem on August 28, signed a MOU with True Corporation—a service provider to launch the free Wi-Fi project.

“The wireless internet access throughout the city will be available 24 hours a day for people with portable computers, or even smartphones,” Khumpluem said.

The 1,000 Wi-Fi spots will cover the important locations in Pattaya, ranging from Naklua to Jomtien beach, according to the Mayor.

The internet connection will come with the highest speed of two Megabytes, and serving the needs to access the internet for both Thai and foreigners residing in Pattaya.

Residents or tourists can access the free Wi-Fi for five hours per month for three consecutive months by registering via the website of Wi-FI True Move H in Pattaya. They will receive a password to access to the internet. The registration can be done every three month.

Khumpluem added that the Free Wi-Fi project will help expand access to services as well as spurring more investments in the city.

Source : FutureGov

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