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Free Wi-Fi....Wait, where?

15 Dec 15

In global news, the city of Moscow is planning to install additional Wi-Fi hotspots in its cemeteries, free to users.

According to reports, the hotspots will be made available in the Novodevichy, Vagankovo and Troyekurovo cemeteries in 2016 for the first half of the year.

Why these particular cemeteries, you may ask. Apparently these cemeteries are the most prominent in the city and were selected because of their tourist draw; each is notable for the well-known individuals buried there, including Boris Yeltsin, the first Russian president, and author Anton Chekhov.

According to Moscow City’s website, the network is meant to help visitors to these famous gravesites learn more about the people buried beneath them, a drawcard for educationalists and those interested in history and culture.

The addition of Wi-Fi hotspots within cemeteries is part of a drive to bring free internet access to crowded public places.

Internet access will also allow visitors to download a map of the cemetery.

According to the Associated Press, if the hotspots prove successful, the network will be extended to the rest of Moscow’s 133 cemeteries.

No word if free Wi-Fi is coming to New Zealand cemeteries, but one can hope.

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