Premier Lin vows to upgrade iTaiwan by August

Taiwan Today
Date: March 31, 2017

A plan to upgrade the iTaiwan free Wi-Fi service in public spaces and on transportation

Premier Lin Chuan outlines details of the digital component of the government’s Forward-looking Infrastructure Program March 30 in Taipei City. (CNA)

networks such as Taiwan High Speed Rail before the Summer Universiade and World Congress on Information Technology commence Aug. 19-30 and Sept. 10-13 in Taipei, respectively, was detailed by Premier Lin Chuan March 30 in Taipei City.

The project is the first seeking to boost broadband internet access and bridge the urban-rural divide in Taiwan under the NT$46 billion (US$1.49 billion) digital component of the government’s new Forward-looking Infrastructure Program. It involves the installation in 12 THSR tunnels of leaky feeder communication systems, which will emit signals to Wi-Fi routers in each of THSR’s 34 trains.

According to the Board of Science and Technology under the Executive Yuan, the project will give passengers wireless access to the internet using an iTaiwan account.

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