Free Wi-Fi network - a Smart, Connected Brisbane initiative
Brisbane has firmly established itself as a smart, connected city, with Council's free Wi-Fi service allowing residents and visitors to stay connected as they move around many parks and public spaces across the city, as well as the Central Business District, major shopping malls, libraries, Mt Coot-tha Summit Lookout and on CityCats with more to roll out in 2017-18.
Offering instant, high-speed online access, the expanded network has seen 659,000 unique users a month taking advantage of the service since it launched in March 2016. Council committed $1 million over four years to install free Wi-Fi into eight local suburban centres.
With 19 kilometres of fibre optic cable, Brisbane's smart city credentials continue to grow, with visitors increasingly able to share their experiences online instantly and for free and local businesses enjoying more opportunity to take advantage of the digital economy.