Set to be like Delhi, Mumbai and a few other cities in the country to be entirely under free WiFi coverage, Bangalore will truly be the Silicon Valley of India. If all goes well that is. Recently, the Deputy CM announced that this project will probably be up and running within the next six months. Hopefully, this means by early next year, all 198 wards of Namma Bengaluru, will let you log onto the city's Internet connection with a phone number and password. Of course this doesn't mean you mooch of the free aspect of it forever! You get 30 minutes free for every time you log in, and then pay for it. Though we're told that the charges will be rather nominal.
What might be more exciting than free WiFi connectivity (which we love, but let's be honest, it's not super expensive to start with) is that soon, the country might be blazing the Internet with speeds of about 100 Gbps. Yes, you read that right! ONE HUNDRED GIGABYTES PER SECOND! And it is all thanks to new satellites which will be capable of propelling the connection speeds. Our Netflixing and downloading geeks have done the maths, and we're thinking that even if you half this number, because we're sceptics, you can probably easily download a season of 22 episodes of a show, in a minutes, or less! Though we're still mind-boggled and think that really the number of films we can download should be way higher! But, let's not get ahead of ourselves. If you speak to Dr K Sivan, the Chairman of ISRO, who made this 100 Gbps claim, please ask very specifically, how many films we can download in a minute, OK?