The City of Cape Town, in conjunction with the Cape Town Partnership, Iziko Museums and Wi-Fi specialists Connected Space, will be bringing the historic Company’s Garden into the modern era with the provision of free Wi-Fi.
This project will be a test case for the provision of further free Wi-Fi services for the public across the CBD, and is just one of the many ways that the City of Cape Town is connecting Cape Town.
The service providers, Connected Space, will be installing signage to alert visitors to the Wi-Fi zone parameters – an area that will include the Company’s Garden restaurant and outside of the aviary.
This kind of development goes hand in hand with the new tree-labelling project at the Company’s Garden. Historic and ancient trees have received new tree labels throughout the gardens and many will contain a QR code, which smart-phone users can scan to access information about the tree, including interesting facts and titbits.
“The Company’s Garden is the green heart of Cape Town’s CBD and we are continually looking to add value to our public spaces for the people who use them,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Special Projects, Alderman Belinda Walker.
“Our goal is to make our city a place where everyone has access to information and the benefits that come with it. We are very excited to bring the convenience of free Wi-Fi to a public space and give those who visit the chance to enjoy the breath-taking surroundings and have access online at the same time,” Alderman Walker continued.
Members of the public using the service will be directed to a URL where they can log in, and each active user will be allowed 100MB of data per day. Those experiencing any issues should contact the support line on 072 979 5056.