TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Residents of mountainous Jayawijaya District, Papua Province, will be able to enjoy free wireless Internet (WiFi) services at 138 spots to be provided by the Ministry of Communication and Informatics in 2020, an official announced here, today.
The Internet services, part of "WiFi Nusantara" project, will be operational this year, the Papua Communication and Information Office's chief Isak Sawaki said in Wamena, the province's capital city.
"WiFi Nusantara" is a nation-wide program launched by the ministry that aims to provide the Internet access to people living in remote, outermost and border regions in Indonesia.
According to Sawaki, the Internet access will help people in Jayawijaya district to browse websites without traveling to the city.
The Jayawijaya District Office has planned to install the free wireless Internet access at public offices, village offices, schools, and clinics.
Free wireless Internet services so far are only available in eight villages in Jayawijaya District. "We still have to install the WiFi devices in other 32 villages. I hope it will be completed in 2020," Sawaki added.