If things go according to the plan chalked out by the Corporation of Chennai, citizens may soon be able to access internet anywhere in the city without a router. The civic body has asked government-owned telephone company BSNL to study the feasibility to make Chennai into a Wi-Fi or wireless fidelity-enabled place, The Hindu newspaper reported.
The move for making the city a Wi-Fi zone gained momentum at a stakeholders meeting on Smart City Mission. Bengaluru, Kochi and Mysore already have this facility.
Corporation officials have also offered BSNL the use of more than 200,000 lampposts and high mast light poles to set up Wi-Fi hot spots to provide uninterrupted internet facility for the residents
“Wi-Fi services can be availed of free of cost for a few minutes each day and then an amount could be charged after it gets the time exhausted,” said a corporation official.
A BSNL official said they will evaluate the proposal. Now, they are planning to launch a similar facility in Kerala.