TechSuplex reports that Facebook is deploying Express WiFi Hotspots around Lagos. The beauty of it is that, you can also start a business with it. Do read on to understand how it works.
What Is Express Wifi?
Facebook works with carriers, internet service providers, and local entrepreneurs to help expand connectivity via Wifi hotspsots to underserved locations around the world. The service was first implemented in India and Nigeria is the second country to get the hostpots.
Is Express Wifi Free?
No; Express Wifi is not free to use. However, it is very cheap, compared to prevailing internet rates. In the case of Lagos, TechSuplex reports that subscribers can get 5GB monthly for just N1,600. That is very cheap. Or 100 MB for just N40.00 for a day.
Start A Business
Express Wifi is not just cheap for consumers; it is also an opportunity for people looking to start a business or earn extra income. According to the report, interested entrepreneurs can get the Wifi equipment (including a 1Kva inverter) setup for free and make a 15% commission on each Express Wifi data plan sale. Basically, you can get a mini cyber-cafe setup for free (you need a premises though). If you have a small business already and are looking for an extra source of income, you might want to give Express Wifi a look.