Cape Town - Free internet is on its way to some of the Western Cape’s poorest neighbourhoods.
Economic Development and Tourism MEC Alan Winde announced on Thursday that three as-yet-to-be-selected communities would benefit from a new R3-million broadband project to be completed by next year.
The neighbourhoods would get free access to high-speed wireless internet, which Winde said should run at about 1 megabyte per second (the current entry-level for most paying users).
Usage would be limited, but institutions such as schools would be given unlimited bandwidth.
However, the project is still in its early stages. The department is accepting proposals from local non-profit organisations on how to manage the service.