Wifi boost for small towns and vil­lages

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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

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