More Free Wifi for Locals

100 new sites added

30 May 2017

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Connecting online is about to become even easier, with more than 100 free Telstra Air Wi-Fi hot spots being added to some of Cairns’ most popular locations next month.

The roll out is part of Cairns Regional Council’s partnership with Telstra to provide residents’ with a more connected city.

“We’ll have free Wi-Fi access points located from Gordonvale to Palm Cove,” Cr Manning said. “We’re taking the network beyond the tourist areas and into the places where our residents want to access the internet.”

By the end of June, free Wi-Fi will be available at:

  • Munro Martin Parklands
  • Tobruk Pool
  • Barlow Park
  • Coastwatcher Park, Trinity Beach
  • Norman Park, Gordonvale
  • Walker Road Sporting and Recreation Precinct, Edmonton
  • Goomboora Park, Brinsmead
  • Sugarworld, Edmonton 
  • Martyn Street Netball Centre

Telstra has already added 35 Telstra Air Wi-Fi hot spots at its public payphones as part of the roll out.

Council’s partnership with Telstra, has also recently extended to the city’s CCTV network, with a major upgrade to take place over the next three years.

The $2 million upgrade will improve picture quality, maintenance and the ability to further expand and keep up with changing technology.

In total, 159 cameras will be replaced with high-definition equipment. Among them are 57 analogue cameras that will be upgraded to the digital network.

Most popular Telstra Air hot spots used across Cairns:

  • Cairns Esplanade – various locations
  • Cnr Florence and Esplanade, Cairns
  • Shang St Park, Mooroobool
  • Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
  • Cedar Rd, Palm Cove
  • Lake St, Cairns City
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