Chandigarh, May 19: The Punjab government has signed an MoU with Reliance Jio to provide free Wi-Fi facility in all government Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), polytechnics and engineering colleges of the state.
Technical Education minister Charanjit Singh Channi said the step will help provide free internet to students of these institutions for their academics and also encourage cashless transactions and digitalisation.
He said Reliance Jio will set up the infrastructure for the purpose, bearing the cost of equipment and electricity required for Wi-Fi functioning.
Reliance Jio’s free WiFi service is known as JioNet, and it is available in some cities already. Reliance Jio users who recharge for the service, will find that the service also gives them access to some data on the Jio free WiFi services.