Kuala Lumpur requires WiFi in restaurants by April 2012

The city of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) will require restaurants that are renewing their licenses (and restaurant owners applying for a license) to have Wi-Fi for their customers. Restaurants can either offer Wi-Fi for free or charge their guests for its use. The requirement enters into effect on April 2012 and applies to restaurants with premises of at least 120 square meters. Other establishments required to have Wi-Fi are cafes, bars, pubs, and club lounges. The city has begun a feasibility study on creating Wi-Fi hot zones in hawker centers (food courts). In a few months, the city will publish an updated database on all of the restaurants and hawker centers that offer Wi-Fi. The impetus for the new rule is the massive demand for Wi-Fi from the public.

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