Poa Rolls Out Low-Cost Internet In Kenya

The low-cost internet provider Poa! Internet has announced the completion of its wireless internet network in Kiambu and Nairobi counties in Kenya.

More than 3,000 Wi-Fi hotspots were installed by the company and already help Jamhuri, Kibera, Kawangware, Kabiria, Waithaka, Kangemi, Kinoo, Kikuyu, Dagoretti, Kiambu, Kirigiti, Ting’ang’a, Ndumberi and Githunguri communities get connected to the Internet. 

The project is the result of a collaboration with the international Wi-Fi solution provider, Fon.

According to Andy Halsall, the CEO of Poa! Internet, Fon developed the Wi-Fi sharing model that is now dominating the Internet landscape in the West. He noted that Wi-Fi sharing access points provide Internet in the households and streets of many developed nations, and Poa! is proud to bring this fantastic technology to East Africa.

Halsall added that high-speed home broadband along with free access to thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots, and affordable unlimited internet access on the street for those who cannot afford a home connection is vital in keeping all Kenyans connected to the Internet.

Halsall said that with this model, Poa! Internet would save consumers approximately half the cost of buying Internet and would put an end to the tradition of counting MBs.

He added that consumers would stream and download files as large as they want, opening up the Internet to much richer use at a much lower cost.

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