Center of San José gets free wireless Internet

The Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología has installed a low-speed wireless system in an area adjacent to the Asamblea Legislativa. The plan is characterized as a pilot project.

The coverage of the 512 kbps system runs from the Estación al Atlántico to the Tribunales de Justicia. That puts the legislature and the Museo Nacional right in the middle of coverage. However, both already are serviced by the Internet.

The principal beneficiaries probably will be persons awaiting trains at the station and persons relaxing in Parque Nacional. The general public can access the system for free with a laptop computer or cell telephones with Internet capabilities, the ministry said.

The Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz helped erect an antenna. The ministry will keep track of how many persons use the system.

The system was welcomed with a ceremony Wednesday on the Bulevar Ricardo Jiménez, which is Calle 17 that runs east of the legislature.

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