It’s another first for Cape Town, MyCiTi has launched the pilot phase of free WiFi. Initially on 10 buses travelling on various feeder routes. Once the service has been tested, the full roll-out will be extended to all 380 buses including trunk routes in Atlantis, Table View, Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha.
In 2015, VAST Networks were awarded the tender to provide and manage WiFi access on the MyCiTi service. You’ll soon be getting 50Mb a day free of charge with the option to purchase more data, you’ll also be able to browse a range of content including news, sport, lifestyle and educational sites free of any data charges. During the pilot phase, you will be able to access free WiFi at Cape Town Metrorail station too.
It’s an incentive to use public transport, leave the car at home and catch up online while you travel to work.
“The provision of WiFi is a key part of our integration strategies where we are connecting more people to services and opportunities. This is an exciting development to serve the needs of our growing city and ensure that our residents and commuters are connected and are able to access opportunities. ” says Patricia de Lille – The City’s Executive Mayor