Bus passengers to surf while commuting

2015-07-14 06:00
The City of Cape Town has issued a tender for a service provider to install and operate a Wi-Fi service on all MyCiti buses, it has announced in a statement.

“Our vision is that passengers will be able to connect their own devices to the internet using the Wi-Fi provided on MyCiti buses. We want the service to be available on every operating MyCiti bus at all times whilst in service. Basic use of the service will be free. This means that each passenger will have use of a limited amount of data for a limited amount of time each day at no charge. The minimum no charge data allowance per day per passenger will no be less than 50MB,” the statement says.

The tender process will be completed later in the year and will run on a pilot basis for six months, after which Wi-Fi will progressively become available on all MyCiti routes and buses over the following six months.

The council believes that providing this internet access to residents will contribute to the social and economic upliftment of the city’s communities.

The council wants to help commuters keep up to date on Whats­App, social media and email without the danger of driving and taking your eyes off the road.

The council plans to give passengers on all MyCiti buses free access to the internet while they ride along in the near future.

The City of Cape Town has issued a tender for a service provider to install and operate a Wi-Fi service on all MyCiti buses, it has announced in a statement.

“Our vision is that passengers will be able to connect their own devices to the internet using the Wi-Fi provided on MyCiti buses. We want the service to be available on every operating MyCiti bus at all times whilst in service.

“Basic use of the service will be free. This means that each passenger will have use of a limited amount of data for a limited amount of time each day at no charge. The minimum no charge data allowance per day per passenger will no be less than 50MB,” the statement says.

The tender process will be completed later in the year and will run on a pilot basis for six months, after which Wi-Fi will progressively become available on all MyCiti routes and buses over the following six months.

The council believes that providing this internet access to residents will contribute to the social and economic upliftment of the city’s communities.

The plan is also part of the City’s efforts to incentivise residents to get out of their cars and into MyCiti buses.


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