Sunshine Coast Council has installed new WiFi access points at Mooloolaba Beach, Alexandra Headland and Maroochydore Beach, expanding WiFi to over 70 access points at 21 locations across the region.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said WiFi was one of many smart integrated technologies council is trialling and installing as part of its Smart City Framework.
“Council will also install free WiFi later this year as part of the Bulcock Street streetscape upgrade in Caloundra and will continue to look for opportunities to expand the WiFi network.”
Mayor Jamieson said data collected about WiFi usage would help council provide the right services in the right locations.
“Understanding how many people use the service and how allows us to determine what connections are required and by who so we can effectively expand WiFi and other smart technologies where they are required,” he said.