Nigerian universities are getting free WiFi so we can all get excited that we’re finally moving into 2010. A Nigerian internet service provider Cyberspace Network Limited, is launching a corporate social responsibility (CSR) Initiative that will grant Nigerian universities free WiFi networks to boost their academic and research work.
The free WiFi initiative, Surfwella, was launched yesterday and is already being made available to Nigerian universities across the country. The pilot stage will begin at the University of Abuja, before extending its reach to Lagos State University (LASU), the College of Agriculture, Lafiaji, and the University of Lagos (Unilag), over the next few weeks.
For the students and lecturers, the WiFi comes with no commitments: no payment, no subscription, no data purchase, and no need for modems basis; and for Surfwella, this initiative is a way to give back by empowering the students – plus they get your contact information from your profile, which they can use to sell other services to you, but let’s not talk about that.