Dunedin's free gig-en­abled WiFi net­work com­plete

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Dunedin is now live with a city net­work of free gig- en­abled hotspots in 15 sep­a­rate lo­ca­tions across the city – from Mos­giel to Port Chalmers. Users can ac­cess the ul­tra­fast hotspots in the Oc­tagon, Dunedin Rail­way Sta­tion, Dunedin City Li­brary, Mos­giel Li­brary and play­ground, Toitu and the Chi­nese Gar­dens, Port Chalmers Li­brary, the Botan­i­cal Gar­dens, St Clair, South Dunedin Pop Up Hub and Lorne Street, Wall Street Mall, Dunedin Ex­change, Mu­seum Re­serve, Pub­lic Art Gallery and Ma­can­drew Bay. This makes the city the South­ern Hemi­sphere’s fastest free city Wi-Fi net­work.

And with speeds 50 times faster than the av­er­age pub­lic Wi- Fi, Dunedin’s GigCity Wi- Fi net­work is at­tract­ing more than 50,000 unique users a month log­ging in for more than 900,000 ses­sions with over 5000 gi­ga­bytes of data used, says GigCity.

GigCity says the lat­est fig­ures from Spark show, on av­er­age, users ac­cessed the hotspots for be­tween 20-70 min­utes per ses­sion, with the most pop­u­lar spots in Fe­bru­ary at the Dunedin Pub­lic Art Gallery (27,000), Wall Street Mall (around 23,000) and the Mu­seum Re­serve (21,000).

“The GigCity free Wi- Fi net­work of­fers Dune­dinites and vis­i­tors alike a rare gem – the abil­ity to con­nect faster and for free in key lo­ca­tions around the city,” says John Gal­la­her, Chair of the Dig­i­tal Com­mu­nity Trust.

“As the win­ners of the Cho­rus Gi­ga­town com­pe­ti­tion and the coun­try’s first GigCity, Dunedin is es­tab­lish­ing vi­tal in­fra­struc­ture to en­sure we re­main a con­nected smart city for the fu­ture.”

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