Free municipal Wi-Fi in Jerusalem

Jerusalem is deploying a free citywide Wi-Fi network (source: Xeni Jardin). According to Globes Online, the project is a joint venture among the city of Jerusalem, Intel, Compumat Computers and the Jerusalem Business Development Authority. They plan to cover the entire city with Wi-Fi within two years. The estimated cost of phase one of the project is NIS 1 million Jerusalem is deploying a free citywide Wi-Fi network (source: Xeni Jardin). According to Globes Online, the project is a joint venture among the city of Jerusalem, Intel, Compumat Computers and the Jerusalem Business Development Authority. They plan to cover the entire city with Wi-Fi within two years. The estimated cost of phase one of the project is NIS 1 million (placing access points in business districts and entertainment centers); the second phase, in which the municipality is expected to play a more active role, may cost up to NIS 10 million, according to the article. Access will be free in the first year of service.

The first areas to receive the service will be the Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall, the Hutzot HaYotzer arts and crafts lane, the Rivlin-Nahalat Shiva area, Shlomzion HaMalka Street, Safra Square, the Malha shopping mall, and Emek Refaim Street. Phase two which will begin one year after the completion of the first phase will see coverage extended to schools, the Hebrew University, government offices, other malls, museums and public parks.

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  1. free only the first year, according to the records mentioned, then you will have to pay for it!