To promote the concept of ‘Digital Telangana’, Government of Telangana today commemorated 3000+ public Wi-Fi hotspots in Hyderabad as part of the Hy-Fi project in collaboration with ACT Fibernet. Launched in the presence of K. T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries, and IT & Commerce, Telangana, Jayesh Rajan, Principal Secretary of the Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT) Departments of the Telangana government, Bala Malladi, Chief Executive Officer, Atria Convergence Technologies Ltd and other dignitaries, and officials.

The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital platforms among citizens in the country, and it is expected that the demand for internet accessibility will grow by manifolds in the coming years. Installation of Wi-Fi hotspots is an ideal solution to enable more people stay connected and provide the benefits of internet. With this launch, Hyderabad becomes one of the first cities in India to deploy public wi-fi network at such a large scale.

Each of the 3000 Wi-Fi hotspots are powered by ACT SmartFiber™ Technology, that will ensure superfast and safe internet experience. This technology enables users with smooth, seamless connectivity for video content, including calling, streaming, and ultra-fast file transfers on ACT’s Gigabit-enabled network at scale.

Speaking on the occasion, K. T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries, and IT & Commerce, Telangana, said, “Hyderabad has been rated as one of the best cities in the world by several studies. The 3000 active hotspots now make Hyderabad a truly global smart city. I am happy that a great number of people will now be able to enjoy free internet and make good use of it. ACT Fibernet has been a trusted industry partner for many years, and I thank them for their support to expand the Hy-Fi project.”

Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary for IT, Industries and Commerce,Telangana, said, “Hyderabad now has the largest active public free wi-fi network which can be accessed in most of the public locations. Through Hy-Fi, all of Hyderabad can now connect to the internet free of cost and benefit from the opportunities that the digital world provides.”

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Bala Malladi, CEO of Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT), said, “ACT Fibernet has always believed in leveraging internet connectivity as a force of good – to enable social transformations. The free public Wi-fi will help bridge the digital divide, be it for students, health workers or even general public. It is an honour to be part of this prestigious project by government of Telangana and do our bit for the citizens of Hyderabad “

With the government’s constant push on ‘Digital India’ and making internet affordable for all, internet penetration is set to reach newer heights in coming years. ACT Fibernet has been a catalyst to drive adoption of fiber broadband internet In India since 2000 and is the largest ISP in Hyderabad and one of the largest in India.

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