So, from January 2007, it will be rolling out wireless broadband Internet in all public spaces, called Wireless@SG, for free, for the first two years.2 years free, where got enough? ;oP
Premium and higher access speeds will also be immediately available - but this will come at a fee.
"Thereafter, access is expected to remain highly affordable. So, with just your laptop or PDA, you can enjoy high speed connection to the Internet, send out instant messages and check emails and even make VOIP (voice-over-IP) calls," said Mr Lee.
Singaporeans will be able to surf all over downtown, major town centres, recreational areas like East Coast Park, and maybe even at libraries and fast food outlets.
Three operators - iCELL network, QMax Communications and SingTel - have been appointed to do this.
They will carve out the island into three areas, and complete their deployment by end-September next year.
Previously: Previewing Singapore's free Wi Fi Service