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