Telstra have been actively engaged in upgrading the Australian information infrastructure, not only in Melbourne, but all across Australia. Now they’re shifting their sites overseas, to Tasmania, rolling out a series of Wi-Fi hotspots, in cooperation with the Tasmanian government.
Head of Telstra Wi-Fi Neil Louis has claimed that Telstra will provide free Wi-Fi to locals and tourists at some of Tasmania’s most iconic locations.
According to Louis, “This partnership involves rolling out more than 150 Wi-Fi hotspots across 47 locations in Tasmania. This will deliver Wi-Fi coverage to places like Cradle Mountain and Launceston Airport as well as commercial precincts including the Seaport precinct in Launceston and Elizabeth St. Waterfront in Hobart.”
There won’t be any data restrictions, either, with limits being placed, instead, on devices. Each individual can use a wi-fi hotspot for up to half-an-hour a day, per device. Likewise, individuals with a home data plan can use their home data allowance at public hotspots, with no time limits.
The motivations behind the program extend beyond the financial, helping the Tasmanian culture in a variety of ways.
“The availability of Wi-Fi means locals and tourists can connect and share experiences online as well as allowing businesses to benefit by attracting and retaining visitors to their locations,” Mr Louis said.
This program follows in the footsteps of Telstra Air, Australia’s most popular Wi-Fi network, which allows millions of Australians to use their broadband account at thousands of hotspots across Australia, as well as overseas.
Telstra is partnering with retailers and city councils to bring Telstra Air and fast, reliable Wi-Fi to community spaces all across Australia.
To login, users can look for the Tasmania Free Wi-Fi signs in the parks and throughout the city. Telstra customers can find out more about Telstra Air at: Telstra.com/air.