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Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles

Northern Territory Minister for Transport Adam Giles

Thousands Access Free Wi-Fi On Territory Buses

Victor P Taffa

Almost 9,000 people have logged-in 55,000 times to free Wi-Fi installed on Territory buses by the Country Liberals Government.

“This project is about building a modern, convenient public transport system and it has been hugely popular with travellers.” Chief Minister Adam Giles said.

The free Wi-Fi started in Darwin in February and Alice Springs in March on a total of 15 buses.

The Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston bus interchanges are also Wi-Fi connected.

“This service is encouraging people to use our extensive public transport network, saving them money and cutting the cost of living.” Chief Minister Giles said.

Travellers can have 90 minutes or 100 MB of free internet use every day.

Passengers can read the news, catch-up on their emails or visit their favourite social media sites while waiting at interchanges or travelling on buses.

“Students especially love being able to connect-up when they are going to and from classes, reducing their personal download bills.” Chief Minister Giles said.

“We’ve spent $10,000 connecting each bus and it has been worth every cent. I am looking forward to rolling-out Wi-Fi on more buses across the Darwin network.”

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