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GovWiFi Program Overview

Updated:2008-06-04 16:30 | Source:

Government Wi-Fi Programme (GovWiFi) is one of the major initiatives under the 2008 Digital 21 Strategy to build Hong Kong into a wireless city. The Programme aims to provide free wireless Internet access services to all citizens by installing Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g) facilities at designated government premises.

The GovWiFi Programme brings about benefits on all fronts, for the general public, the Government, business sectors, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Industry and Hong Kong as a whole.

People can surf the web freely for business, study, leisure or accessing government services whenever they visit the designated Government premises.

Business organisations can extend their services to a wireless platform to reach and connect with their clients.

ICT industry players can make use of this new wireless platform to develop and provide more Wi-Fi applications, products and supporting services to their clients, and open up more new business opportunities.

Foreign visitors can enjoy Internet access at the designated tourist spots.

We are progressively installing Wi-Fi facilities starting from early 2008 to mid 2009 at about 350 government premises in different districts. These premises include public libraries, Public Enquiry Service Centres, sports centres, cultural and recreational centres, job centres, community halls, large parks and Government joint-user buildings. You may go to GovWiFi Locator for more details about the GovWiFi locations.

There are two Wi-Fi connections for you to access the Internet. You are advised to use the encrypted connection in order to better protect your privacy or you may use the unencrypted connection for transmitting non-sensitive information or general web-browsing.

Should you have any views or suggestions about the GovWiFi Programme, please contact the department in charge by email at

Enjoy free surfing at government Wi-Fi locations.

Go Wireless, Stay Connected.

Editor : Qin Yongjing

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