Hangzhou, the capital city of China’s eastern Zhejiang province, announced this week that it would launch a new Wifi scheme providing FREE wireless Internet access to all citizens in some public hotspots.

There’ll be over 2,000 Wi-Fi hotspots covering public spaces like tourist spots, squares, transportation hubs and public sectors available. Citizens only need to search for a Wifi access point named i-hangzhou and then connect to it. The Wifi covers an area around 220 square km. Try it for yourself next time you are around.

Signposts indicating “free Wi-Fi available here” will be set up around every hotspot.

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