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.

Free Wi-Fi

It’s official and Kampala dwellers can now use the long awaited free wireless.

Several people

first 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.

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