The above sign about ZONA WIFI (wifi zone) now on display on the four corners of the Plaza Mayor (Main Plaza) of La Antigua Guatemala is an initiative from local Municipalidad (City Hall) to provide FREE Internet wireless access; that’s what zona wifi really mean.
As far as I know, with this FREE wifi zone around Central Park, La Antigua Guatemala becomes the first city/town and municipality to provide free wireless Internet access in Guatemala. There are many private WIFI zones in Guatemala, especially in restaurants and bars, but this initiative would be the first of its kind for a local government in Guatemala.
As matter of fact, the importance and relevance of this Zona Wifi is of such magnitude that a press release at the Municipalidad de La Antigua Guatemala web site states the following:
El departamento de Informatica informa: Impulsando la Primera Ciudad digital en Centro America, Internet GRATIS en el parque central de Antigua Guatemala
The department of information technology (IT) informs: La Antigua Guatemala becomes the FIRST digital city in Central America with free Internet [wireless] access in around the Central Park of La Antigua Guatemala.
I congratulate Dr. Adolfo Vivar, Mayor of La Antigua Guatemala, and the City Council government for taking the giant step!
I will take some time next week to highlight some the major and innovative programs sponsored by Dr. Vivar and the Municipalidad of La Antigua Guatemala.
What’s your opinion regarding the free internet access around Antigua’s Central Park?