NORTHERN Territory Transport Minister Adam Giles this week announced that five more free Wi-Fi connected buses will go into service across Darwin by the end of March, in addition to the five Wi-Fi enabled buses already announced.
Mr Giles said Wi-Fi is also being introduced on all Alice Springs public buses from next month and is already available at Darwin, Palmerston and Casuarina bus interchanges, as part of an effort to attract workers back onto the public transport system.
"The growing use of smart phones, iPads and Android tablets are an everyday reality for many Territorians and I am keen to enhance the services we provide with the public bus network," Mr Giles said.
"This initiative will allow passengers to read the news, catch-up on their emails or favourite social media sites when waiting at interchanges or travelling on buses and keep in contact with family and friends while travelling to-and-from school or work."
The Minister said the provision of Wi-Fi services will support a modern, convenient public transport system and promote the development of the Northern Territory as a technologically smart area, whilst allowing commuters to "use their time more profitably when riding on buses."
Access to the free Wi-Fi service is limited by both download limit (100 megabytes per day per device) and time (90 minutes per day per device).