Powertec are quite passionate about putting Wi-Fi on the iconic beaches of the Gold Coast (if not everywhere on the Coast) in order to move forward as a Smart City. We see the benefits as far reaching; those of health and safety by telling our visitors about surf conditions; to benefits for business' by offering two for one icecream vouchers for those who log in to a city-wide system; and there are many other potential uses.
We're a city that's all about tourism and attracting foreign visitors to holiday and study. The one thing they will all have in common is that they want to be connected to their families back home. They want to share their iconic Gold Coast centric experiences with their families.....and showcase our city to the rest of the world.
And we are not the only ones who want the same thing apparently. Gold Coast Bulletin journalist Alice Gorman recently 'wrote out' about wi-fi after being slugged $70 for wi-fi access at her hotel accommodation by a legacy system (old and out of date extortionate wi-fi charging system) being run by her holiday apartment on the Coast. We spoke to Alice after her initial article appeared and she wrote a follow-up article below:
For more information about Powertec wi-fi you can see more on our website here: www.powertecwifi.com.au