THE Fraser Coast Regional Council is hopeful tourists and visitors to the region will become impromptu travel ambassadors thanks to a 12-month free WiFi trial.
Council announced at a recent meeting that free WiFi would be expanded for a year to include the Maryborough City Hall, WetSide, SkateSide and the Seafront Oval.
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Division 3 Councillor Paul Truscott said the trial formed part of Council’s strategy to increase interest in the Fraser Coast.
“While we are providing a service for residents, it will be an added benefit for tourists. We aim to increase tourism across the Fraser Coast in the wake of COVID-19 and there is no better way to increase our promotion than by tourists sending snaps and videos of their holidays here to family and friends. Tourists will become ambassadors for our region as they enjoy themselves,” Cr Truscott said.
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Data will be limited to 500MB per day and the free service will operate between 7am and 7pm and when events are held at Seafront Oval or in the Maryborough CBD.
Cr Truscott said filters will be implemented to block adult content and gambling.
“Council will implement a trial so we can monitor demand and its popularity. It’s all part of Council’s plan to build better communities here on the Fraser Coast.”
Free WiFi is also available at the Hervey Bay Airport and Fraser Coast libraries.