The City of Cape Town is currently conducting a feasibility study to make Wi-Fi internet available in Khayelitsha and Mitchell's Plain.
According to Zak Mbhele, spokesperson for premier Helen Zille, the wireless mesh network is planned to be established by the end of 2014.
"Khayelitsha and Mitchell's Plain have been identified as 'gap areas' when it comes to internet access and broadband penetration.
"The Western Cape Government wants to narrow the 'digital divide' so that people in poor communities also have equitable access to the opportunities that come from being connected to modern information systems."
Mbhele said because no wireless mesh model of this scale exists in South Africa, it was felt that a pilot project was first needed before considering further rollout into other communities.
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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc