Shalom Life | May 06, 2015

Unsurprisingly, Everyone in Tel Aviv is Loving the Free WiFi

The recently implemented free public WiFi, offerings 180 available hotspots throughout the city, is a big hit

By: Daina Goldfinger

Published: April 30th, 2015 in Business » Israel

Photo: Free WiFi in Tel Aviv


As everyone in the know is aware of, an inordinately high percentage of Israelis are basically almost always online. I'll refer you to this recent Google survey conducted in the country which found that a whopping 72% of Israelis would rather give up sex for a month than have no internet access.

Nuff said.

Also, given the fact that everyone in the city is high-technically inclined, and contributing to the ever-evolving growth of Startup Nation, people pretty much feed off of internet service.

As such, the city of Tel Aviv decided to implement free public Wi-Fi for tourists and locals alike roughly a year and a half ago, with 180 available hotspots throughout the city.

Roughly 300,000 unique users have used the Wi-Fi since its implementation, with just over 100,000 being tourists this past year.

Naturally, the Wi-Fi was most commonly used by visitors in the city’s center, its markets and various beaches. It also attracted a diverse range of visitors, with 41 percent of users utilizing English as a language, 36 percent using Hebrew, 4 percent using Russian and 2.5 percent using French.


Daniel Koren contributed to this report

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