President Museveni in the NRM manifesto, promised free Wi-Fi something that seemed to be a myth and highly disregard by Ugandans. With great concern, the Ministry of Information Communication Technology and National Guidance through its mandated agency National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) yesterday commenced the trial provision of free wireless access to Internet in Kampala Central Business District and parts of Entebbe effective.
It’s official and Kampala dwellers can now use the long awaited free wireless.
Several peoplefirst took the network for a spin at 2016 Kampala City Carnival that happened yesterday and it should be noted that, the maximum speed per user was capped to 2 mbps. The free internet is currently available in specific time-slots (6pm-6am) and also in a few areas around Kampala with a promise from NITA-U to expand the project with time.
We noticed with concern that NITA blocked access to video streaming websites a move that limits the use of the WiFi network in several aspects. On a good note, Kampala dwellers are excited about the new experience.