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Kolkata becomes India’s First Wi-Fi Metro City

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The Capital city of West Bengal, Kolkata becomes India’s first Wi-Fi enabled metro city. It was inaugurated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the City’s Park Street Area. Mamta announced that High speed 4G Wi-Fi services will be available in Park Street along with the adjoining areas from today (February 5′ 2015) evening. Kolkata and Salt Lake will be Wi-Fi enabled in next two months. Plans have been laid for covering 2,000 km in the city with WiFi.

Knowledge is Wealth

  • Wi-Fi is a local area wireless technology that allows an electronic device to participate in computer networking. 
  • The technology uses radio waves and provides wireless high-speed Internet and network connections. 
  • First Railway station in India to have WiFi facility – Bangalore City railway station. 
  • Trikaripur, a village in Kasargode district is the first wifi-enabled grama panchayat in the India.