To send an “emergency” message via WhatsApp, download files for aprocedure or simply verify social networks, the mayor’s network of Guayaquil isused mostly, which from this weekend will double the connection time, 45minutes, at a half hour.
Mayor Jaime Nebot yesterday said that since December the use of the 90 minutes will be implemented in different points, the capacity of the bands that provide the service will also be expanded, the coverage area is 80 meters.
“It is a benefit for the Guayaquil residents who are in the streets, there will be better connection and more time,” said Nebot.
Gloria Sanchez, tourist agent explained that with the 45 minutes sometimes it was difficult to cover an emergency such as sending information of their work.
“Sometimes the connection is not good, and between connecting and I was not leaving muchof the time. And sometimes there is no where to put a recharge and not all have a plan, I think now it will be a better service, “said Sanchez.
In January 2015, the installation of the six free and wireless internet points(fiber optic connection) began and ended in September of this year.
According to the municipality, the connectivity sites provide coverage to 24 thousand blocks in Guayaquil. The time is not cumulative.
“It saved me from many emergencies like when I go somewhere and when I tell myf riends and families I see that I ran out, or I want to download a file and I cannot. It’s useful and I think it’s good that there’s more time,”José Montiel, banking agent.
“Iuse the network to be in contact with my children, I write them to what they come from school, if they eat, they do homework, I control them, now I will have more time to know how they are because I spend working in the street”,Belgica Vargas, merchant.
“I connect every day, but what happens is that the signal comes and goes and there is little time given (45 minutes). Now that if the time increases it’s fine, I connect mainly to do some procedure “,Franklin Cobos, owner of a dining room.
“Tobe able to use WhatsApp and write to my daughter the signal is good, I have no problem and I connect mainly for that. Now if the speed improves then it will serve for paperwork, investigate something and other things, ”Manuela Mariño, user. (I)