Perth expands free Wi-Fi network

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Perth expands free Wi-Fi network

The City of Perth has expanded its free Wi-Fi service into the Northbridge area, immediately north of the city's CBD.

The Perth City Wi-Fi was launched just over a year ago and now extends from Barrack Square in the south to the Russell Square precinct in the north. It also extends from the Florence Hummerston Reserve in the west to the area around the St Georges Terrace/Irwin Street intersection in the east.

"Our network has been designed with a strategic focus on activating public spaces and targeting areas with population driven business that support tourism activities," said Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi.

"The network now covers a total area of approximately 50 hectares. What makes our network special is its blanket coverage - users can now walk from the Bell Tower to Northbridge Piazza without being disconnected."

Users are limited to 50MB of data or one hour per session, but may reconnect after exceeding the limits. Up to 2,000 devices have connected simultaneously to the network.

The City is now considering widening coverage in the CBD and Northbridge, as well as expansion to the east and west of the city.

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