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Free Wi-Fi for NMMU students on Blunden buses

NMMU service provider Blunden Buses will soon be offering free Wi-Fi to all passengers on its fleet of 76 vehicles, including the 5000 students it transports daily for the university.

Their pilot project starting tomorrow (22 August) will offer the free wireless connection aboard the 60-seater bus it uses to transport NMMU students from its Missionvale to North, South and Second Avenue campuses in Summerstrand.

“We can’t wait to see their faces tomorrow,” Blunden Bus owner Shaun Blunden shared at the launch of the project in Summerstrand today.

Blunden Buses are the first transport providers in Port Elizabeth to offer free Wi-Fi. NMMU was one of the first universities in the country to provide its students with free Wi-Fi on all six of its campuses.

“We want to add value to our customers and know that students will benefit from this,” said Mr Blunden.

Once the month-long pilot project is completed, free Wi-Fi will be made available to the other 17 vehicles (ranging from 22 to 60 seats) that service NMMU students from 6.30am to 10pm daily.

Blunden’s partnership as a transport service provider to NMMU began in 2006 with two vehicles and is expected to expand as the university continues to grow from its present student body of 27 000.

“Next year we hope to bring out a mobile app that will allow students to locate the exact whereabouts of each bus,” said Shaun, a third-generation owner of the 40-year-old family business.

 

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