Free wi-fi at Chao Phraya piers
A free public wi-fi service will be made available at 15 piers along the Chao Phraya River by the end of the year, Deputy Transport Minister Prasert Chantararuangthong said on Thursday.
- Published: 6/12/2012 at 08:05 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
The free w-ifi initiative was offered as a New Year gift for the public, in line with government policy to offer free access to wireless internet at public venues, Mr Prasert said.
The 15 piers have been chosen as pilot locations and include Sathon, Chong Nonsi, Nonthaburi, Sathu Pradit, Din Daeng, Memorial Bridge (Saphan Phut), Phra Pin Klao Bridge, Ratchawongse, Thewet, Kiak Kai, Si Phraya, Krung Thon ( Sanghi) and Kheaw Khai Ka.
The ministry would offer wireless internet with a download speed of 2Mbps at first but would increase that to 4-6Mbps if the initial speed was not sufficient, Mr Prasert added.
Each wi-fi hotspot has a coverage radius of 50 metres. Users must type in their identification card numbers for their username, the deputy minister said, and a password would be sent to their mobile phones, which could be kept for future use.
Authorities will censor illegal and inappropriate websites.
The ministry also plans to install free wi-fi at bus stations operated by Transport Co (aka Bor Kor Sor) and piers on the Saen Saep canal in the future.
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- Writer: Amornrat Mahitthirook
- Position: Reporter