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TSTT provides Free WiFi at City Gate

City Gate - Trinidad and Tobago's largest transit hub
Commuters caught in the hustle and bustle of City Gate will now be able to access free WiFi at their fingertips courtesy telecommunications giant, TSTT. 
 
As a gift to celebrate the nation’s 40th anniversary as a Republic, TSTT has outfitted City Gate’s main waiting area with four access points that would allow hassle-free connection to the internet. The service, which will be launched on September 23rd, is intended to increase the productivity of the thousands of citizens who use the hub to enter and exit the country’s capital city.
 
Darryl Duke, Senior Manager Government, Security and Directories Business at TSTT stated, “We live in a digital age and the one place where our education, social and professional lives collide is on the internet. It’s therefore absolutely necessary to have reliable internet access especially in places where a substantial amount of time is spent”. Duke continued, “As the local communications service provider, it is our responsibility to empower and do our part to ensure that Trinidad and Tobago is a well-connected society, and while this project was initiated by TSTT, it would be remiss not to mention that this service integrates seamlessly with the Government’s ICT policy of nationwide WiFi deployment”.
 
Duke further explained that while there will be restrictions to the sites that are available to the public for various reasons including security, users will be able to check and respond to emails, read articles and access certain social media platforms. 
 
TSTT has installed 4 access points where the average bandwidth is 53.3 Mbps download and 54 Mbps upload, per point. It is estimated that the average bandwidth per user will be 2Mbps. Regardless of the service provider, once prompted, users will be invited to login and can enjoy multiple 30-minute sessions daily. 
 

Senior Manager, Government, Security and Directories Business, Darryl Duke examines the blueprint at the Company's installation of free WiFi in City Gate.
 

TSTT's Lorraine Jones (second from left) and engineer Gabriel John collaborate with technicians onsite at the installation of the free WiFi at City Gate.
 

The Installation Process - TSTT Technicians install one of the four access points in City Gate to enable free WiFi for commuters to access and enjoy.