The Kuala Lumpur City Hall will soon mandate that all new restaurants provide WiFi to their customers, according to a report by The New Straits Times today. This requirement will be a mandatory prerequisite for food operators when they apply for their license to open a new restaurant or when existing operators renew their license. However, the report states that the requirement would only apply to restaurants owners operating on premises bigger than 120 sq m in floor size.
Those expecting the service to be free should not hold their collective breaths, though… the outlet operators are given the choice to provide Wi-Fi to their customers for free or for a reasonable fee.
In an interview with the NST, Kuala Lumpur mayor Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail acknowledged that Wi-Fi is in demand and that food outlet operators who offer it will be giving their customers value-added services.
The mayor also mentioned that the council is also currently studying the feasibility of installing Wi-Fi facilities at public food courts.