Free Wi-Fi at 146 educational institutions

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Prime minister`s ICT adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy inaugurates free Wi-Fi service from Posts and Telecommunication Division at the Secretariat on 12 January, 2020. Photo: UNB

The government has launched free Wi-Fi at 146 educational institutions across the country, according to UNB.

Prime minister's ICT adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy inaugurated the free Wi-Fi service from Posts and Telecommunication Division at the Secretariat on Sunday.

Addressing the launching event, Joy said, “Digital Bangladesh is the demand of all, especially students want free Wi-Fi. The Awami League government has taken the project to fulfil the demand.”

When the country started its Digital Bangladesh journey, only one-third people had internet access but now it has increased to 60 per cent.

Around 100 million people have been brought under internet facilities in the last 10 years. “We’re taking the service even to the union level. We’ll continue our efforts to bring all the 160 million people of the country under internet service,” Joy said.

Aminur Rahman, director of free Wi-Fi project at 567 schools, colleges and universities, said they took the project in July and it is expected to be completed by July this year.

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