SENATE BILL

JUL
21
2016

SBN-816: Free Public Wi-Fi Act of 2016

An Act Providing Free Wi-Fi Internet Access In Public Buildings, Transport Terminals And Parks, And For Other Purposes

  • Within a period of two (2) years, all public buildings, transport terminals and parks shall be ensured a range of broadband hotspots. Internet connection to any of the broadband hotspots in the designated public spaces shall not be restricted with passwords. No fees shall be collected for users to connect to the Internet using the public broadband hotspots.
  • The amount necessary for the immediate implementation of the provisions of this Act shall be charged against any available funds of the National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) and/or over all savings under the current General Appropriations Act. Thereafter, such sums as may be necessary to implement the broadband infrastructure shall be automatically appropriated out of the Spectrum User Fees (SUF) of NTC. Any deficiency in the budgetary requirements for the implementation of this Act shall be included in the General Appropriations Act.

 

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