INTERNET access is now available at food courts in Petaling Jaya in Section 8, Section 14 and Section 52 which are managed by Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ).
The Section 8 food court is located near the Petaling Jaya Traffic Police Station while the Section 14 and Section 52 ones are located below the Digital Mall and inside Komplex C respectively.
The move is a state government initiative and about 2,500 WiFi spots are estimated to be available in Selangor by the end of the year, said Bukit Gasing assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran.
“Each constituency is allocated three locations to install the free WiFi. I picked the food courts.
“I hope with the free WiFi more will support the small-scale traders such as foodcourt operators.
“It will make these food courts more appealing, just like how people are attracted to the coffee chains for free Internet access,” he said.
He hopes the free Internet access will help the disadvantaged group.
“The public can now have their breakfast, lunch or dinner at these popular food courts with free access to Internet,” he said.
The free WiFi project was first launched in 2012 and it is now in its second phase.
In the first phase, free Internet was made available in Section 17 near the PKNS flats as well as in Section 5 in Gasing Indah.
“These two areas are among the low-cost areas in the Bukit Gasing constituency. Hence they were provided with free Internet in the first phase,” he said.
The free WiFi will enable about 30 people to be connected for 30 minutes within 100m from the modem located inside some of the food stalls.
Rajiv said his future plan was to provide free WiFi at the Taman Jaya public park.