Internode to double public Wi-Fi in Adelaide CBD

Awarded $1.5m contract by South Australia government and City of Adelaide

The South Australian Government and City of Adelaide has awarded Internet service provider (ISP), Internode, a $1.5 million contract to expand Wi-Fi access throughout Adelaide CBD.

Internode is tasked with doubling the existing network, and will deploy more than 200 Cisco outdoor wireless access points as part of the project.

The ISP claims up to 97 per cent of the CBD – from Wakefield and Gouger Streets to North Terrace – will be granted faster Internet than that available over mobile phone networks.

“It [the network] will give [residents, commuters and visitors alike] fast free Internet access throughout the CBD… all without affecting their monthly mobile phone data quota.”

The new Wireless N project, named AdelaideFree, will complement Internode’s existing Citylan network which has serviced Adelaide for the past 10 years.

Internode will also enhance its Citylan capacity to be compatible with AdelaideFree. This will involve the installation of 82 additional access points, and the upgrade of all existing sites to 802.11n capability; the company promises a five-fold speed increase to the network which hosts six million separate sessions every month.

Both AdelaideFree and the refreshed Citylan network will use fibre-optic cabling provided by Internode, Adelaide City and the SA Government to transmit data to the ISP’s core network.

According to a statement, the new network will be “largely completed by early next year,” in time for Adelaide’s ‘mad March’ season of festivals including Adelaide Fringe and WOMADelaide.

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