I know it’s hard to belive, but the news is true! The ministry of telecommunications is teaming up with the Association of Banks and Sodetel to bring free WiFi to 11 public parks in Lebanon (mainly in Beirut) during working hours.
- Herch Beyrouth on a surface of 30.000 m2, knowing that its total area is 330,0000m2
- Sanayeh- René Mouawad (22,000 m2)
- Sioufi (20,000 m2)
- Ramleh Bayda (10,000 m2)
- Manchiyeh- Tripoli (10,000 m2)
- Bourj Abi Haidar (7,000 m2)
- Talet el Khayat – Moufti Hassan Khaled (5,000 m2)
- Abou Chahla (5,000 m2)
- Yassouhiyé (4,400 m2)
- Saint Nicolas (2,200 m2)
- Basta Tahta (2,200 m2)
Sioufi will be the first park to have the free WiFi starting today when ministers Nahas and Sehnaoui launch the service.
It’s a great initiative indeed. But given the current internet speed in Lebanon, I highly doubt the service will be really usable by the people. I mean we’re barely able to make use of the internet at home, let alone a shared public bandwidth!