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.