Project Isizwe will switch on its free Wi-Fi networks in Atlantis and Robertson on 27 August and 29 August 2014 respectively.
These free Wi-Fi networks from Project Isizwe form part of the Western Cape’s R1.3 billion broadband project to provide broadband access to all citizens in the province.
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille said that this is a step towards connecting the whole province to affordable Internet.
Each of these Free Internet Zones (FIZs) allow users with Wi-Fi enabled devices – including mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers – to connect to WC Free Wi-Fi and access free Internet without any logins or passwords.
A fair usage policy limits users to a data cap of 250MB per device per day and prohibits access to certain websites – like adult content – to protect against abuse of the free service.
Besides allowing users 250MB per day of free browsing, a specialised content portal, “Tobetsa”, allows unlimited browsing of government online services, as well as educational and job-searching resources such as Wikipedia, Siyavula, and Gumtree.
The portal is designed to give Free Wi-Fi users the opportunity to make the most of what the Internet has to offer and will be available, with unlimited access, in Project Isizwe Free Internet Zones.