Even Mount Fuji is getting WiFi

Even Mount Fuji is getting WiFi

After making the 12,000 foot trek up Japan’s Mount Fuji, you will in all probability have a couple of priorities: Get some critical relaxation; reload on carbs; and take a killer Instagram pic. Okay, that final one won’t be a lot of a precedence, however it’s precisely what the Japan authorities is hoping for by bringing free WiFi to the mountain this summer time. NTT Docomo and native prefectures are establishing eight hotspots alongside Mt. Fuji, together with the summit, a number of cottages and a resort facility, which will probably be accessible with a particular password. (Although we marvel why they’re fearful about anybody leeching off Wi-Fi connections in distant spots.) The WiFi entry is not nearly inducing FOMO in your mates — it additionally provides hikers the power to examine climate and probably request assist in areas the place there isn’t any cell service. Simply be prepared to maneuver fast, as you will solely be capable of use the WiFi service for seventy two hours after you first log in. (Once more, we ask, why?!)

[Photo credit: Getty/SHOSEI/Aflo]

VIA: Time

SOURCE: Asahi Shimbun

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