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Tel Aviv to Set Up Free Wi-Fi Citywide

By Jspace Staff on 12/27/2012 at 3:25 PM

Categories: Israel, Science & Technology

Tel Aviv to Set Up Free Wi-Fi Citywide

Tel Aviv residents will soon have 24-hour Internet at their fingertips, free of charge.

The city is set to install 80 Wi-Fi stations in the coming months, to the tune of $1.6 million, or $6 million shekels.

Motorola Soultions won the bid to install the stations, which will be launched in stages. Areas like the Hatikva Market, Old Jaffa neighborhood, and some of the larger boulevards will be the first to receive the treatment.

"In the 21st century, free access to the Internet is a basic service that every municipality should offer its residents and local and international visitors," Alon Solar, one of the project’s organizers, told Israel Hayom.

Motorola Solutions Israel CEO Shimon Dick added, "I am glad that Tel Aviv has joined our other clients, like Israel Railways and Ashkelon municipality, and has chosen a solution based on advanced and high quality Motorola technological systems. The project is one of many the company has implemented throughout the world."

The service will include a 24-hour help line connecting users to free tech support seven days a week.