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Heritage Sites in Kathmandu become free wi-fi zones

By Our Reporter
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) turned various heritage sites and public places of Kathmandu, including Hanumandhoka, Durbar Square, Pashupatinath area, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Bauddhanath Stupa, Balajupark and Sankhapark into free-wi-fi zones.
These sites were made free wi-fi zones from Sunday. The KMC launched the free wi-fi service as per the agreement signed between the KMC and the internet service provider, the WorldLink,
Under the agreement, the WorldLink will be providing free wi-fi services in the areas for the next five years as part of its corporate social responsibility.
The visitors can enjoy this facility at a speed of around 10 Mpbs up to 30 minutes on one mobile phone, the KMC said.
Launching the free wi-fi service on Sunday, Mayor Bidhya Sundar Shakya said the KMC and the WorldLink were testing the wi-fi service in the respective areas of the KMC.
The free wi-fi service is now available at 11 access points at the Pashupatinat Area, four at Bouddha, two at Sankhapark, seven points at Balajupark, five at Swoyambhu and nine points anBasantapur Durbar Square.
A person can get the free internet connection for 30 minutes a day for free at these places, KMC informed.
Up to 200-700 people could enjoy the free internet service at a time at the Pashupati area, 250-500 could use the service at Bauddha area, 50-200 at Sankhapark, 200-700 at Balajupark, 200-300 at Swoyambhu and 200-300 at Basanptapur area.

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