New mayor plans to make Brazilian state capital a digital city.
The Brazilian city of Sao Paul is set to receive free Wi-Fi services before the end of the year, telecompaper has reported.
Sao Paulo’s new mayor, Fernando Haddad, recently announced plans to offer free Wi-Fi and make the state capital a digital city.
Simao Pedro, municipal secretary of Urban Services, told TV Estadao in an interview that the current plan is to roll out free Wi-Fi in various parts of the city.
The first area of Sao Paulo to benefit from the services would be the Paulista Avenue, which serves as one of the city’s key economic centres.
It is currently thought that the project should be in place by mid-2013, with five of Sao Paulo’s busiest areas receiving the service. Should the initial roll out be successful, the services will then be expanded to other areas across the city, such as the Valley Anhangabau in the centre and in the suburbs, Cidade Tiradentes, and Sao Miguel Paulista, both in the East Zone.