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Rural Queensland councils launch 'Outback Telegraph' public Wi-Fi network

George Nott | Aug. 22, 2017
Seven Central West councils join forces to bring free network coverage to travellers in the outback.

RAPAD said it hoped to hold a hackathon in the region to generate new ideas to leverage the network, app and beacons. In a separate project it is also planning to implement a Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) in the region and is about to commence a trial of base-stations.

"This is about driving opportunities and using the power of digital connectivity to tell the world about outback Queensland," said Leeanne Enoch, Queensland's minister for innovation, science and the digital economy.

"Providing more opportunities to go online and do research on-the-go and share pictures and stories will be good for tourists and trade in small rural towns," she added.

 

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