Wifi trial extended

Town hall part of the trial.

More locations have been added to the free Wi-Fi service offered by the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

The council started a 12-month trial of free Wi-Fi accessible by people around the Maryborough City Hall and the youth precinct centred around WetSide, SkateSide and the Seafront Oval.

The free service will operate from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week with extended hours when events are on at the Seafront Oval or in the Maryborough CBD.

Data will be limited to 500MB per day per person and the system will have basic filtering to block adult content, and gambling.

“Council has implemented the trial to monitor demand and its popularity,” Deputy Mayor Paul Truscott said.

“While we are providing a service for residents, it will be an added benefit for tourists.

“We aim to increase tourism across the Fraser Coast in the wake of Covid-19 and there is no better way to increase our promotion than by tourists sending snaps and videos of their holidays here to family and friends.

“Tourists will become ambassadors for our region as they enjoy themselves.

“It’s all part of Council’s plan to build better communities together.”

Free Wi-Fi is also available at the Hervey Bay airport and Fraser Coast libraries.