Free public WiFi spot
Free public WiFi spot

Public WiFi Community Survey

This engagement is complete

Date: Tuesday, 1 October 2019 to Friday, 1 November 2019

Background

Help us shape the plan for free public WiFi in the City of Greater Geelong. 

Tell us about your internet habits to help us improve digital inclusion* in our community.

Your views will inform the plan for additional public WiFi locations and an enhanced broadband trial.

We want to hear from anyone living, working or recreating in the City of Greater Geelong. 

Complete our short survey and enter the prize draw – 10 x $50 JB HiFi vouchers up for grabs! (you can remain anonymous if you prefer).

*Digital inclusion exists when an individual can make full use of digital technologies – to manage their health and wellbeing, access education & services, organise their finances, and connect with friends, family, and the world beyond (Digital Inclusion Score 2019).



Key findings

In October 2019 the City of Greater Geelong’s Smart City Office engaged with the community to better understand internet connectivity- uses, gaps and future opportunities. 

 

Results suggest that a digital divide exists and appears to be greater in our Northern suburbs. Digital inclusion exists when an individual can make full use of digital technologies to manage their health and wellbeing, access education & services, organise their finances, and connect with friends, family, and the world beyond (Digital Inclusion Score 2019). When a person has inadequate access it can therefore have wide-ranging detrimental effects. As cost is a significant barrier for some, the provision of free public WiFi is an important component of lessening the digital divide. These learnings will help to inform the plan to improve and expand the free public WiFi network in 2020 and beyond.

 

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