Quinnell says early Council feedback has shown local businesses will embrace the approach. “We expect that as our local businesses embrace mobile marketing and advertising, they will utilise this technology to get more people into the main street and their shops.”
Goondiwindi is a little Australian town with a population just over 5,500 people, situated on the MacIntyre River in Queensland near the NSW border, 350km South West of the State capital Brisbane. Affectionately known as “Gundy”, it is the centre for a busy farming community, producing a diverse range of crops from cotton, wool and beef to corn, wheat and barley.
For such a small town it is now punching well above its weight and leading the way in the Switched On Smart City revolution with the introduction of Free Wi-Fi on the Main Street in 2016. The initial pilot project was set up in Gundy over Christmas 2015 to enable testing of the full range and load capacity during the busy shopping period. Satisfactory testing completed, there is full roll-out currently expanding into neighbouring Inglewood and Texas.
Local communications experts Goondiwindi Communications partnered with the Council in setting up the Wi-Fi network
City free Wi-Fi was a major objective of the local Council’s long term plan to make the Central Business District a more vibrant and active meeting place.
Welcoming the move is Director of “Goondiwindi Plus More” Laurie Ward, “I congratulate the Council for its forward thinking efforts and I look forward to the team finalising the Goondi project and moving onto Inglewood and Texas …in the New Year.”
2 x A2 – The Altai A2 is a powerful access point/bridge solution with an integrated 5GHz backhaul radio and antenna, designed for micro WiFi coverage and high throughput PTP/PTMP bridging. It is a simple to deploy solution for remote micro coverage with integrated backhaul.
C1an & C1xan – are high performance Customer Premises Equipment, designed to increase WiFi signal strength (transmission and reception) as well as the client’s throughput.
AltaiCare – is the online access and service control, content management and big data analysis software.
Director of Council Corporate Services Jason Quinnell says “Trent Murray and the team have worked hard to get the pilot up and
running for the Christmas period so that we could test its range and load capacity during the busy shopping period,”
Director of Goondiwindi Plus More Laurie Ward said “The new service allows people to access their emails, check in regularly with Goondiwindi Plus More and to browse websites without using their mobile data allowances.”
For more information on this project please contact Trent Murray, communications expert for Goondiwindi Communications who specialise in business communications in the larger Goondiwindi area (covering Sunshine Coast including Brisbane QLD and Northern NSW) Tel: 07 4671 3641 [email protected]
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