Facebook Switches On 600 Wi-Fi Hotspots In Nairobi Universities

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(Last Updated On: August 23, 2017)

Facebook has so far switched on its low-cost Internet in more than 600 hotspots across the country since the launch of the service in March.

Surf Kenya, Facebook’s local partner, says it has so far rolled out the Express Wi-Fi service in Eldoret, Naivasha, Nakuru, Mtwapa, Kisumu and Mombasa in addition to Nairobi.

Nairobi’s coverage includes hotspots at Technical University of Kenya, KCA and Zetech universities with plans to set up more hotspots in Western, Coastal and Central Kenya towns still underway.

Facebook’s daily Internet bundles cost Sh10 for 40 megabyte (mb) and Sh20 for 100mb, while weekly Express Wi-Fi bundles cost Sh50 for 300mb and Sh100 for 500mb, making it one of the cheapest Internet services in the market.

The Express Wi-Fi bundles can be bought through M-Pesa or from the firm’s sales agents.

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