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Telkom Kenya Partners With Nairobi City County to provide free public Wi-fi in the City

Kris Senanu – Managing Director , Telkom Enterprise (Left) with Managing Director of Meelin, Davis Nyamari.
Kris Senanu – Managing Director , Telkom Enterprise (Left) with Managing Director of Meelin, Davis Nyamari. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

Telkom Kenya has announced a partnership with Nairobi County Government and Meelin Media Limited to provide free public wireless internet in select parts of the city.

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According to Telkom Kenya, the initiative dubbed Link Kenya Project will see three internet hotspots deployed within the central business district, around Aga Khan Walk, Memorial Park, and Ambassador.

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Each of the hotspots has a double-sided 55-inch LCD screen that will run paid advertisements to cater for the cost of maintenance.

LinkNYC kiosk

The Link Kenya Project is modeled on a similar initiative that was implemented in New York City in 2015, dubbed LinkNYC, which has 9.5 feet tall kiosks fitted with 55-inch HD displays and fast, secure public wi-fi in the city.

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The initiative looks to partner with other like-minded players to help in the dissemination of critical social and educative information layered on connectivity and via the visual kiosks.

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Written by Robert

Respected Kenyan blogger, tech evangelist, and social justice activist. Robert is known for his hard-hitting articles and opinions disseminated through his Twitter handle @RobertAlai or Facebook page (www.fb.com/RobertAlai).

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