Free wifi for Canberra

A $4.4 million plan will see free wifi in our nation’s capital.

Free wifi for Canberra

A $4.4 million plan will see Internet service provider iiNet partner with the ACT government to bring free wifi to Canberra.

This plan, which will make Canberra the proud owner of Australia’s largest free public internet network, is set to begin rolling out soon, with an initial target of the central civic district. When completed in October 2015, the network will contain 700 access points across the CBD and ACTION bus services, making a large network of free wifi, from citizens doorsteps to their workplaces.

Users of the free network will have access to 100MB of data per day. While this probably isn’t enough for anyone living in the network to ditch their home internet plan, it should be sufficient to make using internet outside of your house free in the area.

Internet security specialists have voiced concern over the vulnerability of the network, and are reminding future users that they should install antivirus software on their devices if they wish to use the network.

The plan follows a similar initiative recently undertaken in Adelaide, known as AdelaideFree which brings free wireless network access to 200,000 users a month. Brisbane is also currently expanding their city’s free wifi service.





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    buby
    18th Jun 2014
    10:01am
    But what they seem not to tell is that Wifi, put out some decent radiation!!! Okay WE'll kill of the Pollies first lol but of course they don't really spend that much time there. so the ppl no doubt will cop it first mmmm?
    particolor
    18th Jun 2014
    1:18pm
    What is WiFi ?
    particolor
    18th Jun 2014
    1:19pm
    Where is Canberra ?
    Adrianus
    18th Jun 2014
    3:29pm
    It's an Australian invention that the rest of the world are using.
    particolor
    18th Jun 2014
    5:43pm
    Telstra is My favourite.. NOT !! ..
    They have one deal for pensioners or so I believe ? Maybe someone could tell Me differently ?.. You get 5Gigs for $39 bucks ,Which is Absolutely Bloody Useless ??.
    Or 50 Gigs for $59 Bucks which is Over the Fence and Ridiculous ??.. I use about 15 Gigs a Month even if I waste it watching Stupid Doco's !!..Why don't the Clowns offer something Sensible like 20 Gigs at a REASONABLE Price !! .Or would their Top Predator Shareholders Suffer ??...
    buby
    18th Jun 2014
    9:54pm
    I have only the phone for telstra, then i have a modem connected to the puter, but a filter between connection to wall and modem. But i'm not connected to telstra, but have internet with TPG unlimited for 30bucks, might be a tad dearer now. as prices do go up. but i've been with them for yonks. gl partic. but also check out Amaysim if you have phone. www.Amaysim.com.au great prices if you got good phone.
    particolor
    19th Jun 2014
    8:31am
    Thanks for that Buby.. I have exactly the same but I am bundled with Telstra and that's the best they can do ?? 96 bucks a month, but that will end when the 24 months run their coarse !. Too much for an Old Age Pensioner .. They are like the Government... All Charge and NO Compassion !!.. I will probably Drop the Lot and just have a Pre Paid Mobile Phone... PS.. With someone else !!..Sorry Shareholders !!
    buby
    19th Jun 2014
    8:40am
    NO paricolor its not quiet the same, well not financially wise. See I'm not bundled with telstra. sorry perhaps i didn't quiet write that very well.
    I pay for line rental the pensioner rate my phone bill no more than24Bcks/then my internet is seperate 30Bcks/ so thats 54 bcks... yes big difference to 96Bcks.
    Yes i agree with you 96 way too much i hope your 24mth stint runs out soon.
    and good place to find out more info about whose best for you is
    www.http://whirlpool.net.au/ fantastic place to find out all sorts of stuff. But lots of reading i hope you like to read.......cheers mate
    particolor
    19th Jun 2014
    8:59am
    Yes I'm an Irish Speed Reader !! 4 Words per Minute !!... I will look up that Site, I nearly said AdDRESS but that didn't look right ??...Bloody English? Its hard to Composition ??..... Comprehe.. AH! Comp something??
    I've still got 18 Months to go ?? But I might go Bankrupt and they can Share that amongst themselves !!.....Cheers Back ....
    buby
    19th Jun 2014
    6:44pm
    OKAY particolor, don't over do it lol.... or your comprehension, will get ahead of ya lol.....slowly does it? NO hurry you still have 24 months to gather info lol.
    cheers mate :) YES bloody Telstra certainly does suck.
    Adrianus
    21st Jun 2014
    8:15am
    I pay $140 per month to Telstra for 16GB. I am about 20 mths into a 24mth plan. It sounds very expensive when I hear what everyone else is paying.
    particolor
    21st Jun 2014
    8:19am
    Frank... They are having a BIGGER Lend of You than they are having of Me !!..
    Get a Lawyer !!
    Thai Traveller
    18th Jun 2014
    2:27pm
    In Thailand, every hotel, cafe, restaurant has free wi-fi.

    In our homes, we pay $20 per month for good speed, unlimited internet, 24/7.

    Who is raking in the cash down south??
    Adrianus
    18th Jun 2014
    3:04pm
    We have to work until we turn 70 now because we gave all our money to Telstra ($11B) and we spent the rest ($60B) on laying new fibre optic Cable for them. Enjoy your retirement.
    particolor
    18th Jun 2014
    5:56pm
    Money Hungry Pigs Down Under !!
    buby
    18th Jun 2014
    9:56pm
    same here masuk, in everyhotel, and restaurant, but the rest costs. probably you got tpg over there they very cheap, NOT in aussieTelstra? dodo? optus?? take ya pic!!
    RichF
    18th Jun 2014
    4:28pm
    WoW! A whole 100 millibits of data a day.
    Please people, please. If you are going to write anything technical please learn the rules. In ISO every unit relates to a base unit by a factor of 1000. So we have metres, kilometres and millimmetres and more smaller units I won't mention. For data we have Bytes (using an upper case B when describing quantities) and multiples such as kilobytes shown as kB and megabytes (MB) and gigabytes (GB). We never change the conventions and rules laid down in ISO -- we just use them correctly.............
    particolor
    18th Jun 2014
    5:46pm
    I thought ISO was the Mob of Galoots attacking Bagdad ???..
    Anonymous
    19th Jun 2014
    10:00am
    Hey Rich, apologies for the error, the article has been amended to correctly show MB. Thanks for the observation, Ryan.
    buby
    18th Feb 2015
    5:14pm
    I live in one of those smaller Units RichF (Blinks :)
    Supernan
    20th Jun 2014
    12:58pm
    They get free Wifi ! I cant even get a mobile signal half the time ! Only an hour away from a Capital City !
    particolor
    20th Jun 2014
    1:12pm
    You must live in the 2% of the Country with 98% coverage They Rant About ??..
    But Your not an Orphan, I have friend just out of town here that get about that !! 2% of the time ??
    Adrianus
    21st Jun 2014
    6:56am
    Does anyone find it hard to get a bacon and egg muffin these days?
    particolor
    21st Jun 2014
    7:23am
    I even have trouble finding a Crumpet at times ??
    Adrianus
    21st Jun 2014
    8:20am
    I want to know WiFi?
    particolor
    21st Jun 2014
    8:37am
    I looked in the kitchen and cant find anything Spreadable ??
    Adrianus
    21st Jun 2014
    9:26am
    I want to know why Canberra is getting these Hotspots? and access to the muffins. Is it because they have Labor values and don't use plastic bags?
    particolor
    21st Jun 2014
    2:47pm
    You should have the Best Coverage in the World in Canberra ??.. Don't they look after themselves First ??


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