First Bus with free WiFi
As part of the 12-month trial, Fi for commuters has been announced.
Using 3g technology, Wi-
Fi can achieve download speeds of up to 1. 7mbs (
Megabytes per second).
The cost of the service will be covered by advertising and commercial sponsorship for each bus and tram.
The entire tram fleet and 19 other buses will have Wi-
Fi joined in January.
Transport Services Minister Chloe Fox announced the trial before launching a new smart card ticketing system next month.
The trial will target 18-24 year-
It accounts for almost half of Adelaide's subway commuters.
"These initiatives are designed to provide better public transport systems for our commuters," Fox MS said . ".
"Many of these commuters are students, so by providing free Wi-
They will be able to catch up with learning and download data for free.
"For other commuters, this will provide an excellent opportunity to keep up to date or check emails before they go to work or arrive at their destination. Ms. Fox said
If the trial is successful, Fi will be promoted throughout the Adelaide Metro fleet, including on the train.