WIFLY BROADBAND NETWORK
--By Josie Wu,
translated by Sho Huang
The WIFLY Network, officially launched in
June, has acquired the certificate of accreditation
by Jiwire, an international organization,
to become the first city in the world to run
a public WiFi network. There are 42 lines
in the network, covering the main commercial
districts, most chain coffee shops, MRT stations
and many government-run institutions. Q-Ware
System & Services Corp. has also teamed
up with 7-ELEVEN to build a "digital
convenience store", enabling access to
network service with 100 meters of 600 7-11s.
Thanks to this new innovation, Taipei residents
can always stay connected to the world wherever
they are in the city. For more information,
Taipei City Mayor Ma Ying-jeou, together with
Taiwan IT industry leaders, announces the
completion of Taipei WIFLY Broadband Network,
making Taipei the first city in the world
to provide this kind of service.
7-ELEVEN carries a seven-day
(NT$200) and 110-minute WIFLY cards (NT$99).
Varied choices, including various pre-paid
card deals or a fixed-rate member charge,
provide benefit to more people.