KZN govt rolls out internet hotspot connections

KZN govt rolls out internet hotspot connections

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government has rolled out its first batch of internet hotspots in the province, with Communication Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.

KZN govt rolls out hotspot connections

The local government launched the JL Dube Broadband on Thursday at the Vezokuhle Primary School in Caluza, Pietermaritzburg.


They say due to the lockdown, they have seen an increasing demand for internet access.

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Six hotspots were installed in Vezokuhle Primary School, Edendale Gateway Clinic, Umsunduzi Library, Umgungundlovu Precinct, Umsunduzi Taxi Rank and Langalibalele Street.


KZN MEC for Economic Development, Nomusa Dube-Ncube says they plan to roll out 20 500 more hotspots throughout KwaZulu-Natal.


"We want every member of the community to have access to the internet."

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"There are few municipalities that stand to benefit during the initial phase of the roll out. These includes, firstly Umsunduzi, Umgungundlovu, Amajuba, Umhlathuze, King Cetshwayo, eThekwini, uThukela and Kokstad.


"Other municipalities will follow as we cover the whole province," says Dube-Ncube.

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