Initiative gives free Wi-Fi use at sites
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.