Three new public Wi-Fi hotspots will be installed in town centres across the island during the month of December.
Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Daryl Vaz, made the disclosure at the launch of the country’s 10th Wi-Fi hotspot in Annotto Bay, St. Mary, on Friday, November 27.
The service will be rolled out in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on December 4; Chapelton, Clarendon on December 10; and Port Antonio, Portland on December 11.
Each site costs $20 million, comprising $5 million for set-up and installation and $15 million for service for three years.
Vaz said that the investment aims to make Jamaica a technology-enabled society and position the information and communications technology (ICT) sector as a pivotal element in Jamaica’s transformation into a prosperous country in keeping with the National Development Plan, Vision 2030.