The Jakarta Post
Yogyakarta is now equipped with 100 Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the city. (Shutterstock/khafidmukriyanto)
The Yogyakarta Information and Communications Agency has said the public are now able to access free Wi-Fi in 100 spots throughout the city.
“Free hotspots are available in all government offices, community health centers and public spaces,” agency head Ig. Trihastono said on Tuesday as quoted by tempo.co.
To access the service, the public is required to login through their Jogja Smart Service (JSS) accounts.
“Those without JSS accounts need to register first,” Trihastono said.
The government plans to add more spots in the city, including 45 spots in various villages.
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“Currently, seven villages are already equipped with Wi-Fi hotspots, namely Gedongkiwo, Mantrijeron, Tegalmulyo, Giwangan, Baciro, Pandeyan and Golo,” he added.
Trihastono said that with the service, the public could optimize their right to access information and their economic potential.
“We hope that with the service, not only can the public look for information and references, they can also utilize the internet to boost their economic activities,” he said.
The Wi-Fi service is also expected to support public services. “In the near future, the government will utilize digital public services to provide cheaper and faster assistance,” he said. (wng)