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# 222561 17-Aug-2017 17:06
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Just received:

 

 

A free gig-enabled wi-fi hotspot at Dunedin’s Exchange is the latest in New Zealand’s fastest free city wi-fi network.  

 

Eleven GigCity hotspots are now live across the city – in the Octagon, Dunedin City Library, Mosgiel Library and playground, Toitu and the Chinese Gardens, Port Chalmers Library, Wall Street Mall, South Dunedin, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, and the Museum Reserve. 

 

And with speeds more than 50 times faster than the average public wi-fi, the GigCity wi-fi network is popular with Dunedin’s residents and visitors alike. 

 

In the last three months (May, June, July), a total 594,943 sessions took place at the Museum Reserve hotspot alone – up from 6980 sessions in October when it first launched – with users averaging 21 minutes per session. The next most popular hotspot in this period was in the Wall Street Mall, with more than 600,000 (606,499) sessions averaging 49 minutes, while the Dunedin Public Library (in the central city) totalled 375,909 total sessions with an average time spent online of 64 minutes. 

 

“GigCity wi-fi provides Dunedin residents and visitors to the city with the fastest free wi-fi network in the country offered in key locations,” says John Gallaher, Chair of the Digital Community Trust. 

 

“We’re excited to see the hotspots proving popular – not only for short stints online to check emails or social media – but for lengthy sessions of an hour or more where the public may be using the resource for work. As the winners of the Chorus Gigatown competition and the country’s first GigCity, Dunedin wants to ensure people can stay connected wherever they are in the city. Our free GigCity wi-fi network is a part of achieving that vision.”

 

Hotspots at St Clair, the Botanical Gardens, Railway Station and Macandrew Bay look likely to be live by the end of the year. 

 





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  # 1848142 17-Aug-2017 18:00
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Bet people will complain they can't get gigabit over the free wifi....




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  # 1848196 17-Aug-2017 19:16
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michaelmurfy: Bet people will complain they can't get gigabit over the free wifi....

 

I can't get gigabit over the free wifi :(





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michaelmurfy: Bet people will complain they can't get gigabit over the free wifi....

 

 

 

Well, as the support for this roll-out to I am not looking forward to explaining this.............


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  # 1848202 17-Aug-2017 19:31
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michaelmurfy: Bet people will complain they can't get gigabit over the free wifi....

 

 

 

Well, as the support for this roll-out to I am not looking forward to explaining this.............

 

 

Maybe start recording your replies?





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  # 1848204 17-Aug-2017 19:40
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I've been able to get a good 60 - 100Mbps testing it when I've been in Dunedin.


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