Tuesday, January 05, 2010

wifi off to a flying start

Whilst I was chairwoman of the Eastern Regional Libraries Board in 2009 I was very keen to see WiFi delivered into branches across the library network. WiFi allows users to link into the library’s wireless internet service for free.

On tour of other libraries throughout Melbourne I noticed how popular the service was and I was keen to provide WiFi services to the Yarra Ranges community too.

Last month all Yarra Ranges libraries had WiFi up and running, with barely any publicity the word has got out. Registrations for the new service have been steady and growing each week.

At one month of operation the tally for registered WiFi users was:
Belgrave 41
Healesville 27
Lilydale 208
Montrose 5
Mooroolbark 24
Mt Evelyn 8
Yarra Junction 58

This is a great start to a service that will bring more people to the library, a great outcome for the community and their library service too.

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