Open access Wi-Fi network provider, Vast Networks, yesterday announced it has partnered with the City of Cape Town to provide free Wi-Fi for passengers travelling on MyCiTi buses.
Each passenger will get up to 50MB of free data. According to Vast, the first stage of the project would involve 10 buses across various routes.
Chief executive of Vast Networks Grant Marais said delivering free Wi-Fi connectivity in buses will enable commuters to be productive while travelling. They will be able to send emails, read the news, communicate and engage in work and online social activities.
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille adds: “Internet access is also a key part of our strategies to build an opportunity city where we connect residents to resources and economic opportunities.”
The mayor hopes the free Wi-Fi will encourage more people to use public transport.