Internet giant Google has introduced its free WiFi programme in more than 100 locations across the Cape Flats, taking a big step in providing equal digital opportunities to disadvantaged communities.
The free WiFi Google Station hotspots have been launched in Langa, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Delft, Elsies River and Philippi.
Google Station has partnered with internet service provider Think WiFi to provide the service which allows users to get 30 minutes of free WiFi at a time. They can keep connecting as many times as they want.
“By gaining access to information via the internet, we hope that people in these communities will get a more equal opportunity to learn and develop, and live more empowered lives,” said Google Africa director Nitin Gajria when Google Station were announced at the first Google for South Africa event in Johannesburg earlier in November.
The Cape Flats Google Station initiative was one of several announced at the event.