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Wi-Fi access expanded

Wi-Fi access expanded

13 sites added

Glenelg shire Council has extended its free Wi-Fi network to another 13 sites across the shire.

The new sites include the all-abilities playground, Botanic Gardens, whale watching lookout and Nun's Beach extension in Portland, Heywood Community Hall, skate park, the stage area at the Town Green and Heywood Football Netball Club, Dartmoor Community Hall, Digby Community Hall, Casterton skate park, Island Park and sale yards.

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Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank said the extension formed part of Council’s plan to increase community access to technology, as well as encouraging further tourism to the area.

“The roll out of additional free public Wi-Fi sites will bring the community together, particularly at informal and formal events, as well as enabling people to help stay connected at all the wonderful public spaces in the Glenelg Shire,” she said.

“Furthermore, tourists are now far more mobile and use the internet for a wide range of services, and reliable internet access is often a driving force for choice of their next stopover.

“It is hoped the new Wi-Fi sites will attract more people to the Glenelg Shire and encourage them to share the highlights of their visit online, helping to further raise our profile as a must- see regional destination to a whole new audience.”

To connect within the coverage area, find and join the ‘GlenelgFreeWifi’ network using a Wi-Fi enabled phone, tablet or notebook computer.

The public Wi-Fi extension is funded through the Victorian Government’s Rural Council ICT Technology Support Package.

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