Chennai, June 4, 2022: The Government of Tamil Nadu has launched 224 public Wi-Fi hotspots in Chennai in collaboration with ACT Fibernet.
Each of the 224 Wi-Fi hotspots are powered by ACT SmartFiber Technology, that enables users with smooth, seamless connectivity for video content, including calling, streaming, and ultra-fast file transfers on ACT’s Gigabit-enabled network.
Users will have to login through the ACT Free Wi-Fi portal with their phone number and OTP and use free internet for 45 mins at 20 Mbps speed and 1 GB data limit without any cost. These hotspots are located across the city in Amma Canteens, Corporation Parks, T-Nagar Smart City, Triplicane, Royapettai, Napier Park/ May Day Park and Ratna Café junction for easy access
The launch marks the beginning of the Tamil Nadu Government’s vision to establish a large-scale public wi-fi network for its citizens.
With implementation of the SmartFiber technology, ACT Fibernet was also recognised by Ookla, as the fastest and most consistent wired broadband network in Chennai. A study by InMobi in April 2021 has concluded that ACT is the best broadband for streaming in Chennai.
Says Udhayanidhi Stalin, Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly and Youth Secretary, DMK, “The Wi-Fi hotspots in Chennai are a step towards establishing the city as a 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 in public spaces. ACT Fibernet has been a trusted industry partner for many years, and I thank them for their support to set-up this Wi-Fi project.
Adds Bala Malladi, CEO Atria Convergence Technologies : “ACT Fibernet has always believed in using the internet as a force for good - to help people transform their lives. The free public Wi-Fi will assist in bridging the digital divide, whether for students, professionals, or the general public. It is an honour to be a part of the Government of Tamil Nadu’s prestigious project contribute to the development of Chennai and its citizens.”
ACT Fibernet is one of largest wired ISPs (Internet Service Provider) in India. Headquartered in Bangalore it has operations in 19 cities with 1.8 million customers.