Providing free WiFi services at the village level in Bali took a step closer as Governor Koster announced the launch of the Bali Smart Island initiative in Jimbrana last week, according to local news wires.
Koster explained that free WiFi access was the first step in the Bali Smart Island programme, which would improve the economy, tourism, strengthen culture, health and knowledge as well creating more equitable access to information and development for all Balinese people.
Gapura Bali recently reported plans to increase the number of WiFi access points on the island from the current 300 to just over 4,000 in 2019. But these objectives have since been modified according to Nusa Bali, who are reporting the provision for free Internet services began in November 2018 with the plan to install 1,825 by the end of 2019. The target is now 4,157 WiFi access points by 2020.