Tshwane Municipality in SA switches off free Wi-Fi - Nothing is for Free a someone has to pay
The Tshwane municipality's pioneering free Wi-Fi has collapsed, leaving at least 600 000 users who rely on the network for education, business and job-hunting purposes in the lurch.
Project Isizwe, which has been providing the multimillion-rand Wi-Fi service since 2013, has not had its contract renewed with the municipality.
The contract ended at the end of last month, leaving thousands of frustrated users in 1050 hotspots in public places such as schools, libraries and community centres unable to complete their school assignments and follow up on job applications.
The DA-led administration said the Wi-Fi tender was bleeding the city dry. The municipality has now issued a tender for a new service provider to run the project.
Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga's spokesman, Sam Mgobozi, said users were notified on Friday about the unavailability of the free Wi-Fi. "We are still committed to putting out free Wi-Fi on a solid financial footing and ensuring the service continues into the future," he said.
|Tshwane switches off free Wi-Fi
The Tshwane municipality's pioneering free Wi-Fi has collapsed.