Tel Aviv One Of The World’s First Cities To Provide Free Citywide Wi-Fi

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

Residents and travelers to Tel Aviv will receive free WiFi connection beginning in March, 2013, as part of a new project initiated by the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality.

Voted as one of the ‘Three Most Innovative Cities in the World’ by the Wall Street Journal, Tel Aviv-Jaffa will provide free WiFi access near 80 major locations around the city, including the city’s Mediterranean promenade, the Hatikvah Market, Florentin Street, Park Hayarkon and Old Jaffa, as well as major city streets, parks and tourism sites. Effectively, the entire city will be covered by fall, 2013.

“We are thrilled about this new project that will further propel Tel Aviv-Jaffa’s identity as one of the world’s most tech-savvy and innovative cities,” said Ami Allon, Consul for Tourism, Israel Government Tourist Office – Canada. “We hope this new initiative will help simplify travel around Tel Aviv-Jaffa, and provide additional excitement for travelers arriving in Israel this year.”

Users can access the free WiFi service on a computer, tablet or smart phone with a bandwidth of at least 20 MB. Motorola Solutions is the company involved.

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