Free wifi in Birkirkara

May 26th, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by GD  

The Old Station Garden in Birkirkara witnessed the launch of Wi-Fi Internet project on Tuesday. This project is aimed at providing free Internet services.

Wi-Fi is the trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance for products which are certified and based on IEEE802.11 specifications. These standards demand operability within multiple devices which are wireless. Wi-Fi connections in most cases are thought of as wireless LAN but all wireless LAN are not Wi-Fi certified. Wi-Fi supports personal computers, various game consoles, operating systems, laptops, printers, smart phones and a host of other computer peripherals.

The project launched recently engages the set up of free Wi-Fi at points which are convenient to general public. This project intends to increase the usage of Internet outside home and office. The Wi-Fi Internet points will be available for use throughout the day and will be filtered for any illegal or unlawful contents. The contents will also be filtered to enable safe usage by the minors.

Minister Austin Gatt inaugurated the project and in his inaugural speech he said that the Internet access is as basic as the usage of water and electricity.

Free Wi-Fi internet connection is also available in St. Aloysious College Sports Complex and in Independence Garden in Silema. In the second phase of the project Wi-Fi Internet points will also be provided at a number of public places like in schools, colleges and in public libraries.

The partners for this Wi-Fi Internet project are CISCO, who donated the wireless points and Arkadia Marketing Ltd., who along with St. Martin’s Institute of Information Technology had sponsored the project.

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