Free wi-fi in 4 Maha cities, courtesy Joister Infomedia

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The broadband and gaming service provider Joister Infomedia has launched free wifi facility in four cities of Maharashtra.

Providing an impetus to the government’s Digital India drive, the company has launched the service at 436 locations across Mumbai, Pune, Thane and Navi Mumbai. It will provide Internet speed of up to 2 mbps to nearly 1.18 lakh registered users across these cities, according to a press statement from the company.

Joister Infomedia Chairman & Managing Director Nikunj Kampani said in the statement that the company is planning to expand its service in another 30 cities, including Solapur, Satara, Sangli, Chiplun, Nashik and Nagpur, in the next six months.

“It’s all about empowering digital platform. No contracts, no hidden fees, and no fine print. We keep everything as simple and transparent as possible,” the statement quoted Kampani as having said.

According to him, the users can register their numbers with the service and enjoy Internet. Joister has also launched a mobile app that helps users locate the nearest Joispot wi-fi location.

The service has been made available in public places like schools, colleges, malls, cafeterias, restaurants, market areas etc, so that those who cannot afford 3G-4G Internet data plans can enjoy uninterrupted and unlimited facility, he said talking about the initiative.

“It is very important to eliminate the digital divide in the country, as total population of India is 126 crore out of which only 36 crore people are able to take advantage of Internet, but balance 90 crore people have never used Internet,” Kampani said explaining the objective of such a charitable move.

When asked how long will his company invest in such sort of charity, Kampani said, “Yes, for this we have launched a portal that appeals people to donate one rupee each day, which we are sure to click.”

Through this simple act of contributing one rupee each day, Joister Infomedia can bring free wifi Internet to most remote communities and strengthen the nation’s social and economic development, he added.

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