CBD switches on free public wi-fi

From today, areas of Launceston's CBD will offer free public wi-fi.

The service will be offered in specific areas of the CBD, and is designed to allow tourists and locals to access the internet, according to mayor Albert van Zetten.

"We hope that this free public wi-fi service will bring new opportunities to Launceston 

businesses and be particularly welcomed by tourists," Ald. van Zetten said. 

"Special wi-fi markings will be visible on footpaths and malls where the network is available, but in broad terms the network is available in the Brisbane Street Mall, the 

Quadrant Mall, The Avenue and Civic Square. 

"In addition, there is also Wi-Fi available in the Launceston Visitor Information Centre.''

Users must agree to the network's terms and conditions to connect to the service, and 

the service also contains daily usage limits, similar to other public wi-fi networks. 

Users can transfer up to 500MB of data and be connected to the network for an hour. 

"It's exciting, it is something new for Launceston and I hope it will be a success for our 

CBD," Ald. van Zetten said. 

"We will be keeping an eye on how the network is utilised, if people want changes to be made, if there are any improvements we need to undertake, and things like that. 

"These days such networks are common in cities and I'm pleased Launceston now offers this service to visitors and locals."


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