Residents in the City of Tshwane will now be able to browse and download from the web even faster as the city has just announced an improvement in Project Isizwe’s network speeds.
The new network speed now clocks in 15mbps (megabits per second), up from the original 7mbps speed set when the project first launched. That’s fairly decent considering the number of people the free service is open to. According to its latest stats, Project Isizwe has 165 000 active monthly users.
The Tshwane Free WiFi service not only aligns to the SA Connect objective for 2016 of ‘connecting 50per cent of broadband users at speeds of 10mbps’, it goes further to connect various schools and health facilities through the service, bringing broadband closer to a digitally included citizenry in the City for improved education, economic development and social cohesion,” said Project Isizwe COO, Zahir Khan.
Last month, Project Isizwe extended its free WiFi to rural communities in the Eastern Cape.
[Image – Project Isizwe]