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.