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Singapore plans free wireless Internet

October 11, 2006
"We must create digital opportunities for all Singaporeans, and never allow a digital divide in our society,"
- Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Singapore - Singapore's government said it plans to cover most of the island with public wireless Internet access by next year and offer nearly 10,000 subsidized computers to low-income students to offer digital opportunities to all its citizens.

The government will increase the number of public wireless "hot spots" from 900 to 5,000 by next year as part of the plan, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told an audience late Tuesday evening while launching the [email protected] initiative marking 25 years of a drive to boost information technology in Singapore.

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