By Michael Evans.
Shanghai has expanded its public wifi network, offering free wireless internet access at 46 more locations starting this week.
The new locations include Huaihai Road and the Lujiazui greenery area, along with hospitals and shopping centers throughout the city.
Use of the service is limited, however, with residents allowed only two hours of free internet access per day.
A total of 230 public hotspots are now available in Shanghai. The city says it aims to increase that number to 450 by the end of next year.
In July, Shanghai first began offering free wifi at 30 public venues including train stations, exhibition halls, and tourist sites such as Xintiandi and Yuyuan Gardens.
Shanghai is not the only city currently working to expand free wireless service; Beijing, Guangzhou, and other major cities have embarked on similar programs, while Hangzhou already offers free wifi to residents and visitors throughout the city.