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A connected city: The story of WiFi in Hong Kong

Widespread wireless connectivity is ensuring the people of Hong Kong embrace the age of mobility.

A connected city: The story of WiFi in Hong Kong

When it comes to the services and infrastructure provided by governments, telecommunications and ICT are playing an increasing role in ensuring cities are connected, mobile and functional.

In Hong Kong, the rapid expansion of a wireless network that offers citizens over 20,000 totally free or partially free Wi-Fi hotspots is ensuring technology is something for everyone, says Daniel Lai, interim vice president at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

“I personally believe that information and communication technology is something for everyone, not only the more privileged group,” Lai says. “Our strategic intent is to ensure that everyone is connected.”

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I personally believe that information and communication technology is something for everyone, not only the more privileged group.

We call it Wi-Fi.HK so that whenever anyone searches for a Wi-Fi service, whenever they see this Wi-Fi.HK there’s a free Wi-Fi service provided to them.

Groups such as students from low-income families, those who may not be affordable for them to acquire personal computers or broadband Internet at home.

They actually have program in place to help those students from low-income family to buy personal computer at a lower cost.

It’s actually helped to bridge that digital gap; to help the senior citizen to learn how to use PC or tablet.

They are all longing to see their families, their grandchildren and by using a tablet through video conference, they could actually see and talk to their grandchildren.

Four years ago only 6% of this group knows how to use a PC. After we introduced the program for three years it has now reached 24%.

Our strategic intent is to ensure that everyone is connected.

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