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The Israeli city of Tel Aviv is now offering free WiFi to tourists at many of its most popular attractions.
Last month, 60 of the proposed “hot spots” were up and running across the city. A further 20 will be installed in the near future, mostly in places used by visitors to the city.
Locations covered will include beaches, parks and tourist attractions that were suggested by members of the public on Tel Aviv’s municipal Facebook page.
“In our communications era, free access to internet is a basic service. This is another step positioning Tel Aviv of the 21st century in line with other global cities,” said Alon Solar, one of the project organisers.
The city’s mayor, Ron Huldai, said the new network demonstrated Tel Aviv was “a leader in innovation.”
Those wishing to use WiFi need to connect to the network ‘free_tlv’ in areas covered and agree to the terms and conditions.
Earlier this year, the island state of Taiwan opened up its widespread network of free Wi-Fi access points to visitors.