The following is a translated summary of a report from the local press. It has been edited for clarity, including the addition of links and information needed for readers unfamiliar with Jeju. — Ed.

Jeju Special Self-Governing Province has announced that it will be expanding the availability of free wireless Internet access for locals and tourists in public office buildings and traditional markets around the island.

Provincial officials said they expect the 212 million won (US$190,000) plan to be completed by November.

According to the provincial government, there are a total of 5,670 free wireless Internet hotspots active on the island as of now. Of these, 224 are publicly funded hotspots, while the remaining WiFi hotspots are offered by domestic mobile carriers. — Jeju Gov’t News

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