25 June 2014
Shoppers, diners, workers, students and visitors to the city now have access to fast, free WiFi in public spaces across Adelaide and North Adelaide.
The AdelaideFree WiFi network – a joint project between the State Government, Adelaide City Council and Internode – makes Adelaide the first capital city in Australia to offer a service of this scale.
The $1.5 million investment means anyone with a laptop, smart phone or tablet can surf the net, send emails, post photos or download short videos and do business on the go.
The quality of the service is comparable to mobile phone 3G and ADSL2+ home broadband services, with a guaranteed download speed of two megabits per second.
Up to 200 new WiFi locations – complementing an existing 100 locations already offered by Internode - are now active across Adelaide’s main business district, including:
•all of the squares
•the Riverbank Precinct
•the Central Market
•parts of North Adelaide
Another 11 locations will be completed over the coming months.
As many as 5,500 users are connecting to the AdelaideFree network at any one time, with some 30,000 unique users every day.
The network speed has been trialled successfully at some of Adelaide’s biggest events, including the Tour Down Under race in the city and the Adelaide Fringe festival.
An additional 10 mobile access points are available to enable temporary coverage in Park Lands and are used to bolster coverage at major public events.
Internode - Adelaide Free Wifi Hotspots