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03 July 2016 Posted by 


Free Wi-Fi rolled out at Blacktown

BLACKTOWN City Council became one of the few councils in Australia to roll out free Wi-Fi with Telstra.

So far there are 11 free Wi-Fi nodes in the Blacktown and three in the Mount Druitt city centres.

“Blacktown City Council has had free Wi-Fi in its libraries for some time, but now we have free services for residents in our main streets," Blacktown Mayor Stephen Mayor Bali said.

“In yet another first for Blacktown City Council, we are the first local council in NSW to provide free Wi-Fi in partnership with Telstra and the second in Australia.

“It’s all part of our plan to make our city centres vibrant and attractive.”

Stage one was formally launched by Mayor Bali, Councillor Dickens, members of Council’s CBD activation committee and Telstra’s Area General Manager, Tricia Wilson.

The free service is been provided by Telstra.

Once the rollout is completed, there will be 20 free nodes in the two centres.

The nodes provide access for up to 50 people at a time, with a limit of half an hour’s connection a day.

The system has been rolled out over the last month and each node is currently attracting around 100 users a day.



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