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$1.8 million “Connect Adelaide” digital strategy launches

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By Steven Raeburn, N/A

April 28, 2013 | 2 min read

Adelaide has launched its Digital Strategy, offering free wi-fi in the city and smart parking technologies in a programme called “Connect Adelaide”.

Free wi-fi? Yes please

The four year plan follows $1.8 million investment by the city council to facilitate access to up-to-date, high-speed digital technologies and initiatives.

“We’re currently voted one of the best places in the world to live, and we want to keep our reputation and being at the forefront of digital technology is one way of helping ensure this,“ Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood said.

“Late last year we put the Digital Strategy out for public consultation, and we’ve really listened to people’s responses and included their ideas where we could to help ensure our city’s digital future and liveability rating.”

The city’s Digital Hub provides a range of digital literacy courses with funding from the Australian Government, and has provided more than 180 free training sessions.

“The Digital Strategy 2012-16 “Connect Adelaide” provides the overarching framework, strategic direction, and guiding principles for delivering a well connected city with empowered communities, through the smart use of technology,” the Council said launching the strategy.

“The strategy identifies important digital outcomes for the city, outlines strategies and key projects, and guides annual programming of projects and activities over the next four years.”

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