Wifi boost for small towns and villages
By James Langton LOCALS and tourists in 17 small towns and villages across Málaga province will now be better connected, after the provincial government announced the installation of a number of free wifi access points.
In a statement last week, provincial deputy José Alberto Armijo said the public wifi plan will help villagers get up to speed with modern technology, and make it easier for them to connect to local administrations for information, and to make appointments and carry out procedures online.
The access points will be located in public spaces in each municipality. Once logged in, people will automatically be taken to a provincial government home page that will provide information about Málaga’s tourist hotspots and current Diputación initiatives, and from there users will also be able to surf the web.
The areas in which the service has been installed include Alfarnate, Alfarnetejo, Benamargosa, Comares, Cómpeta, Cútar and Moclinejo in the Axarquía; Almogía and Tolox in the Valle del Guadalhorce; Archidona and Cuevas de San Marcos in northern Málaga province; Arriate, Cartajima, Montejaque, Jubrique and Júzcar in the Serranía de Ronda; and Benahavís.
People using the network have to only register once, and can then connect to the new wifi points in any of the towns and villages.
Comares is one of the villages that has been outfitted with public wifi