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Free Wi-Fi Connects City

It’s now easier than ever to connect with Council and community services, with the introduction of free Wi-Fi at a number of ‘hotspots’ across town.

The Community Centre at the HP Barr Reserve was hooked up two weeks ago, making it the last of seven locations to have the free public Wi-Fi installed over the past few months.

Other locations include the Wangaratta Library, Art Gallery, Performing Arts Centre, Visitor Information Centre, the Newman Street Depot and the Wangaratta Children’s Services Centre.

Council’s System Administrator Jordan Haines says the Wi-Fi will allow the general public to better connect with community groups and events, as well as providing flexible working arrangements for employees across town.

“This project is an important step in bringing Wangaratta up to speed with the digital age,” he said.

“Council recognises the way people do business is changing, it is shifting more and more to an online environment.”

Users can access the Wi-Fi network, named ‘RCOW-FREE’, on any device at the above locations between 7am and 6pm seven days a week. A login page will prompt the user to accept the terms and conditions, after which they can access the web for free. Users will need to log in again after four hours.

So far, the library has been the main hub for Wi-Fi activity.


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