South Korea will provide free wireless Internet on public buses across the country later this year, the ICT ministry said Friday, in a move to give citizens better access to the Internet and reduce their phone bills.


Free WiFi zones will be set up on some 4,200 buses — one-eighth of all buses across the country — starting in September in the first phase of the project, according to the Ministry of Science and ICT.

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Korea offers free Wi-Fi on public buses


The ministry said it will eventually expand free wireless Internet service to all public buses across the country, though it did not provide a specific time frame.

In addition, the ministry plans to add such zones at various public locations, including at bus terminals, hospitals and post offices.

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The ministry did not say how it will ensure that free WiFi zones will not be compromised.

President Moon Jae-in has announced that it will add more free Wifi zones in some 200,000 public spots across the country in line with its policy of reducing people’s spending on telecommunications. (Yonhap)

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