Tasmania Now Has 50 Live Locations In Wi-Fi Network

Tasmania Now Has 50 Live Locations In Wi-Fi Network

Tasmania Minister for Information Technology and Innovation Michael Ferguson

Taking Tasmania To The World With Free Wi-Fi Network

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Information Technology and Innovation Michael Ferguson said that the Hodgman State Government is delivering on its promise to roll out free Wi-Fi across Tasmania including to regional areas.

“As part of stage one of the Wi-Fi network, there are now 50 live locations across Tasmania.” Mr. Ferguson said.

The government is proud to have partnered with Telstra, which has been contracted for four years to deliver free Wi-Fi at popular tourist destinations such as Port Arthur, Cradle Mountain, Salamanca and Hobart’s beautiful waterfront.

“We already know that tourists like to show off their Tasmanian experiences with the world, and free Wi-Fi will only make this easier.”

Wi-Fi sites were selected after consultation with the state’s regional tourism organisations and will supplement existing free networks to provide tourists with greater access to services as they travel throughout Tasmania.

More than 120 access points, at the 50 locations, have been installed throughout the state.

Regional locations such as Queenstown, Derby, Oatlands, Sheffield, Latrobe, Geeveston and Cygnet, have also been switched on which we hope will help encourage people to venture wider as they explore our beautiful island state.

The public can access 30 minutes free Wi-Fi, for each of their device, at each network location, each day.

Hodgman Government’s Wi-Fi network website and downloadable app, maps all the locations in the network and provides links to the relevant Discover Tasmania page for each location.

The website shows where free Wi-Fi services are offered by other government departments, tourism organisations and relevant local bodies, while the app alerts the user to the nearest hotspot.