The Wi-Fi service will first be tested on Saturday and will be accessible to all those attending the Kampala City Festival on Sunday (Oct. 2).

But Tumwebaze also reportedly said that there will be restrictions on downloading videos and access to ‘bad sites‘. Back in August, as part of its efforts to clamp down on pornography, the government invested in an $88,000 pornography-detection machine, bought from a South Korean company.

The Wi-Fi pilot project was enabled because of the government’s investment in the National Backbone Infrastructure, which aims to connect all major towns and government departments to the internet, according to Tumwebaze.

Because of that program, internet costs, he said, “have reduced from $1200 to $300 per megabit per second per month in 2010 and 2016 respectively.”

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