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#1 PZ.


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 03:50 PM

MELBOURNE has stepped up its game in the city wars, today becoming the first Australian capital to offer free Wi-Fi across the CBD.

From today, Melburnians and visitors will be able to access the “world class free Wi-Fi Network” the state government just dropped.

The service has been switched on in Melbourne CBD train stations, the Bourke St Mall, Queen Victoria Market, and South Wharf Promenade at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

More access points are due to be switched on over the coming months as the $11 million gift from the state’s Labor government is rolled out.
Wi-Fi hot spots are being rolled out around the Melbourne CBD.

Wi-Fi hot spots are being rolled out around the Melbourne CBD.Source:Supplied

Downloads will be capped at 250MB per device per day and the project will be managed by telco TPG. It’s already been launched in Ballarat and Bendigo where VicFreeWiFi has been available since December.

In a statement announcing the launch of the “world class” CBD network, Victoria’s Small Business Innovation and Trade Minister Philip Dalidakis said: “This is just another reason why Victoria is the country’s home of innovation and technology — we really do have

the best of everything, not only in Melbourne but our regional cities as well.”

In an obvious dig at competing city Sydney, Premier Daniel Andrews tweeted his state’s capital offered “24-hour public transport. 24-hour night-life. And now: 24-hour free Wi-Fi”.



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Posted 02 October 2016 - 07:36 PM

Ah we will see how good it is!
We have had free WiFi in Darebin shire (north of CBD) for years now.
It was crap at the start and is still crap.
It was installed by the local labor controlled councils for the downtrodden of the area.
The ones not able to afford an ISP connection.
Nice gesture, but i am not sure how the poor can afford laptops to make use of it.
I guess they use their latest iPhones.

PS I was in Ballarat a couple of weeks ago, alas I did not notice any signs advertising the fact, I missed a chance to try it out.
I hope to make a city trip soon, and hopefully I can give a good report.

When I am out and about I look for one of the thousands of Telstra Air hot spots.
Now that's excellent WiFi!
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