Dr. Andrew Wheatley
Technology Minister Dr. Andrew Wheatley has said more Wi-Fi hotspots will be created in public spaces.
In his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Dr. Wheatley said the public will have more access to Wi-Fi in a variety of ways in the coming year.
The Technology Minister said Wi-Fi access will be available on JUTC buses, Emancipation Park and other areas.
Mr. Speaker, it is our intention to establish the New Kingston area as the island's first smart city," Dr. Wheatley announced as part of the expanding Wi-Fi deployment.
He said the development will be the combined effort of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), the National Works Agency (NWA) and private sector partners.
According to Dr. Wheatley, five Wi-Fi hotspots were created from April to December last year to provide free access to the public.
These are: Nelson Mandela Park in Half-Way-Tree, St. William Grant Park in downtown Kingston, Cecil Charlton Park in Mandeville, Olympic Way, St. Andrew and Junction, St. Elizabeth.