Ini­tia­tive gives free Wi-Fi use at sites

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Elisha Pearce

DO YOU strug­gle with in­con­sis­tent mo­bile data in St Marys?

Pen­rith Coun­cil has teamed up with Tel­stra to solve that prob­lem by of­fer­ing free Wi-Fi ac­cess at key sites in St Marys and across the broader lo­cal gov­ern­ment area.

Wi-Fi con­nec­tion points have now been switched on at Sta­tion, Queen and Chapel streets in St Marys Town Cen­tre and the St Marys swim­ming pools.

Peo­ple now have ac­cess to 30 min­utes of free in­ter­net each day in lo­ca­tions across St Marys re­tail and business precinct.

The free pub­lic Wi-Fi cov­er­age ex­tends to about a 50m ra­dius to the sur­round­ing area.

Pen­rith Mayor Karen McK­e­own said Pen­rith Coun­cil was proud to be one of the first coun­cils in Aus­tralia to de­ploy the Tel­stra Air ini­tia­tive.

“This ini­tia­tive de­liv­ers on one of the ac­tion plans in coun­cil’s Dig­i­tal Econ­omy Strat­egy to en­sure the City is well placed to em­brace its dig­i­tal fu­ture,’’ Cr McK­e­own said.

Tel­stra head of Wi-Fi Dan Kelly said Tel­stra was ex­cited to be work­ing to help de­liver a con­nec­tions for res­i­dents of the Pen­rith lo­cal gov­ern­ment area.

“Since the launch of Tel­stra Air last year, our cus­tomers have told us they love be­ing able to stream mu­sic, catch up on their favourite TV show or browse the web when they’re out and about,’’ Mr Kelly said.

Pen­rith Coun­cil ICT op­er­a­tions man­ager Jane Howard, Cr Karen McK­e­own and Dan Kelly.

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