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  7/31/2012, Av 12, 5772

Bezeq Offers Free Wifi for Home, But Users Must Share


Bezeq, Israel's land-line telephone service is now offering free wireless internet access to every Israeli in the country. The only catch is that participants in the program must share their internet access to anyone within range of the wifi router. Bezeq announced that they have tested the system and are using security measures to insure user privacy. Normal wifi access uses password protection so strangers cannot access the internet using another person's wifi.
 
Bezeq hopes to create numerous wifi "hotspots" around the country by distributing wireless routers.
 
Eyal Gabbai, the head of Bezeq told Globes business news, "the new service will leverage the company's landline operations outside the home for the good of the consumer. It is based on a cooperative concept, which enables consumers to themselves establish a free wireless network."