Victorian free public Wi-Fi pilot launches in Melbourne CBD today

Free public WiFi is now at all Melbourne CBD train stations, Bourke St Mall, Queen Victoria Market, and South Wharf Promenade at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, with more locations to be available by the end of 2016.

It is also in two key regional Victorian cities, in central Ballarat and central Bendigo.

The VicFreeWiFi pilot is managed and maintained by telecommunications company TPG and allows for up to 250 MB per device, per day and does not require personal information or feature pop-up advertising.

I’m literally in the middle of the CBD and there’s no coverage in my office. It seems to be quite focused on shopping centres and major train stations during the pilot phase.

Great to see there’s no advertising or data collection involved! Sad, but understandable, to see it’s limited to only 250MB.

I’m interested to see the speed if anyone gets on. With TPG providing the backhaul from their fibre pits you’d imagine it should be half decent.

Source: Victorian free public Wi-Fi pilot | Victorian Government

Reckoner had its humble beginnings way back in June of 2013.

Founded by James Croft, along with Peter Wells and Anthony Agius they created what would go on to become one of Australia’s most highly regarded and award winning independent tech blogs.

With its uniquely Australian voice Reckoner is committed to offering a “no-holds-barred” approach to its writing. Beholden to no one but its audience. Reckoner’s goal is to remain completely transparent and honour the trust it’s built with its faithful readership.

Support Reckoner!
Thanks for stopping by. It looks like you're really enjoying the content so why not help a brother out and pitch in for a coffee.

Your support makes all the difference!