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Jamaica: Chapelton Gets Free Public Wi-Fi

Chapelton became the second town in Clarendon to benefit from free public Wi-Fi, courtesy of the Universal Service Fund (USF). The launch was done in Chapelton square last Thursday.

Free public Wi-Fi was launched in May Pen, the parish capital, on November 22.

Chief executive officer of the USF, Daniel Dawes, said the COVID-19 pandemic has reiterated the need for Internet access.

“The Universal Service Fund is on a quest to outfit the major townships of the country with free public Wi-Fi, now more so than time passed because of the COVID experience,” Dawes said.

He added: “Clarendon keeps pouring in requests, so we’ll have to prioritise, but certainly there will be other areas. I can’t say now what area will be next in Clarendon, but Clarendon will definitely benefit from other deployments.”

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