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Government to introduce Wi-fi facilities

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 April, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 April, 2007, 12:00am

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The government has proposed installing Wi-fi facilities and services in its premises, but says websites offering obscene and offensive contents will be banned. The proposal, disclosed at a Legco meeting yesterday, will cost HK$227.5 million. About 350 government premises and 24 departments with high public patronage, such as public libraries and key cultural and recreation centres, will be included. Legislators expressed concern about illegal downloads and access to restricted websites. Stephen Mak Hung-song, deputy government chief information officer, said internet service providers would be asked to screen out suspect sites.