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Telstra switches on free public Wi-Fi across Tasmania

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Australia's Telstra has switched on more than 40 Wi Fi hotspots across Tasmania in a joint partnership with the Tasmanian Government.

Telstra Head of Wi-Fi Neil Louis, said the partnership with the Tasmanian Government will provide free Wi-Fi to locals and tourists at some of Tasmania's busiest and most iconic locations and expands the Telstra Air network.

"This free service will provide locals with Wi-Fi at Telstra payphone sites, council parks and civic spaces around Tasmania," Mr Louis said.

"Wi-Fi sessions will not be limited by data; rather people will be able to use 30 minutes per device per day at each location for free. Telstra Air Members will be able to use their home broadband data allowance at hotspots with no time restrictions.

The network launched in December last year at Bridport. We have already seen significant use of the Wi-Fi network in Tasmania, with locals and Telstra Air Members using almost two terabytes of data. This is equivalent to more than 2,000 downloaded movies.

Telstra Air is Australia's largest Wi-Fi network and gives Telstra home broadband customers the ability to use their broadband allowance at thousands of hotspots in Australia and millions of hotspots overseas.

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