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State government Saturday launched 30 WiFi hotspots in Kohima under the Smart City project (phase-I), at Regional Centre for Excellence in Music & Performing Arts (RCEMPA) Jotsoma. The WiFi service was launched by advisor Urban development and Municipal Affairs Dr. Neikiesalie (Nicky) Kire.

The WiFi hotspots will be available for free for a period of three months after which it will be charged at a minimal cost. Each user will be provided free WiFi service for one hour in a day.

Briefing the gathering, advisor, IT&C, NRE and Science & Technology Mmhonlumo Kikon said in the first phase WiFi hotspots will be set up at Raj Bhavan, PHQ, High School area, Razhü point and Kohima Science College (KSC), while two interactive Kiosks will be set up at PHQ junction and Phoolbari junction which will help the citizens and tourists get access to important information about the city and also directly reach out to emergency services.

“Today is a symbolic occasion where the two departments have come together, collaborated and have successfully launched this project which will provide our citizens and tourists with additional internet access in addition to existing network providers,” Mmhonlumo said.

He said the first WiFi hotspot switch will be ready from KSC and RCEMPA after which more hotspot zones will be launched in other areas like PHQ junction, Mission compound Kohima Village, Heritage, Law college, High school, Local ground area and other areas. Mmhonlumo was optimistic that WiFi hotspots will enable the society to be digitally empowered, which in turn will realize the goal to become an e-Democracy. Kovi Meyase, CEO, Kohima Smartcity City Development Limited said WiFi phase-I was one of the first IT programmes done in collaboration with department of IT&C.

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Quelle/Source: Nagaland Post, 30.11.2019

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