City of Darwin delivers free Wi-Fi to CBD


Tuesday, 28 January, 2020


City of Darwin delivers free Wi-Fi to CBD

The City of Darwin is delivering on its smart city strategy with the rollout of free Wi-Fi across the CBD. 

Using the Telstra Air network, office and city-based workers, visitors and international tourists, students and event attendees will be able to access SmartDarwin Free Wi-Fi for up to 30 minutes per session, with unlimited data, according to the City. 

“Free Wi-Fi supports City of Darwin’s focus on becoming a smart and prosperous city,” Acting Lord Mayor George Lambrinidis said. 

“By providing this service we will be meeting the expectations of everyone who comes into our city. Free Wi-Fi will help to activate our city and public spaces and support local businesses,” he added.

The Wi-Fi — which complements the City’s existing Wi-Fi in libraries, pools and regional parks — will be available in 38 key areas across the city, allowing users to access information and apps needed to travel around the area, view art or complete a fitness session — such as the Neuron e-scooter, Bruce Munro Tropical Light and Kompan Fitness apps, the City said. 

So far, Wi-Fi use has peaked during meal times: 12–2 pm and 6–8 pm. The City expects the local food and beverage industry to benefit from this initiative as people often eat or drink while using the service. 

Decals will be located at Wi-Fi hotspots to promote the service, the City of Darwin said.

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