Port Lincoln to gain free WiFi hotspot

CONNECTION: Marina Osman checks her phone near the Nautilus Arts Centre, where the free WiFi hotspot will be centred.
CONNECTION: Marina Osman checks her phone near the Nautilus Arts Centre, where the free WiFi hotspot will be centred.

Port Lincoln will be the latest location to gain a free WiFi hot spot as part of an initiative from the South Australian Tourism Commission and Telstra.

The commission is installing 60 free WiFi hot spots at key tourism sites across the state to provide connectivity for visitors for one hour per day.

Port Lincoln will be provided with a hot spot as a part of the Seafood Frontier Touring Route.

The infrastructure will be mounted on the Nautilus Arts Centre to provide an 80 metre radius, encompassing the jetty entrance and Makybe Diva statue.

Port Lincoln mayor Bruce Green said the council was delighted to be one of the free WiFi hot spots for the Seafood Frontier Trail.

Port Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Tourism secretary Marina Osman said this was exciting news for the tourism industry.

She said it will make it easier for tourists to quickly find information about Port Lincoln, as well as share their experiences across social media.

“When friends and family share their holiday images it is the most effective way of promoting our towns and regions,” she said.

Mrs Osman said the hot spot would also accommodate the growing number of visitors who were using smartphones.

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