The Gold Coast is on its way to becoming the country’s leading digital city, with free Wi-Fi extending its reach down the coast.
Residents between Thorn Park and the headland in Miami now have access to the city’s free Wi-Fi network, joining Southport, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Chevron Island and Coolangatta.
Residents in Burleigh will be the next to access free Wi-Fi, as the city continues its endeavor to deliver the fastest internet in Australia by 2021.
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Over 6,000 daily users (and climbing) can experience speeds close to 30mbs, fast enough to watch two Netflix movies simultaneously, depending on the distance from a Wi-Fi device.
The city’s $10million investment in ‘The Surf Network’ has already been a huge success, with the network recognised as Australia’s biggest and fastest publically-owned Wi-Fi network, which doesn’t require logins or timeouts on sessions.
Mayor Tom Tate says they’ll continue rolling it out along the maximum density coastal areas before moving inland to ‘Robina and beyond’.
Though he’s end game is to draw some of the nation’s smartest minds our way, by becoming a leading digital city in this ‘new age’.
“The jobs on the IT is increasing, and we want to attract bright young minds to the Gold Coast.
“If you’re going to crunch codes, what you want to do: crunch in cold Melbourne or on the sunny Gold Coast?
“And with 10 times the optic fibre speed than anywhere else, that’s the attraction,” Mayor Tate said.
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