Wi-fi boosts ‘con­nec­tiv­ity’

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

NED­LANDS lo­cals and vis­i­tors can ac­cess free Wi-Fi at four City of Ned­lands pub­lic build­ings from Oc­to­ber 3.

Mayor Max Hip­kins said the City part­nered with Perth-based in­ter­net provider iiNet ear­lier this year to “take the lead” as a tech­no­log­i­cally pro­gres­sive city.

“We live in an ever chang­ing world of tech­nol­ogy and one where peo­ple need to and do en­joy re­main­ing con­nected to the pulse of the in­ter­net via por­ta­ble de­vices in­clud­ing mo­bile phones, tablets and lap­tops,” Mr Hip­kins said.

iiNet chief business of­fi­cer Greg Bader said the company was look­ing for­ward to im­prov­ing con­nec­tiv­ity its home city after re­cently build­ing Aus­tralia’s largest open ac­cess Wi-Fi Ade­laideFree.

“Free Wi-Fi is a ne­ces­sity in any mod­ern city and we’re ex­cited that we can use our na­tional ex­per­tise to help im­prove con­nec­tiv­ity across Ned­lands’ com­mu­nity spa­ces,” Mr Bader said.

Pub­lic Wi-Fi will be avail­able from City of Ned­lands Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Ned­lands Li­brary build­ings on Stir­ling High­way, Mount Clare­mont Li­brary on Mont­gomery Av­enue and Ned­lands Com­mu­nity Care on Waratah Av­enue.

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