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Greens, Labor promise wi-fi ACTION

Deane’s has led the way with introducing Wi-Fi to Capital Region Buses.

Not exactly hot on the heels of the introduction of free wireless internet on all Deane’s Transit Group buses in December last year, two ACT Political Parties have announced their intention to fund the technology on ACTION Buses and at associated infrastructure.

The ACT Greens were the first to make their announcement, promising to commit $100,000 for a one year trial which would see free wifi being provided on at least ten ACTION Buses and wireless hotspots at bus interchanges and various locations around Civic. You can read the Greens media release here.

A couple of days later, ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher told the ACT Labor Conference that a re-elected Labor Government would allocate $3m across four years to roll out free wireless internet in all town centres, bus interchanges and the entire ACTION Fleet.

At the time of writing the ACT Liberals have not commented on the proposals, however Shadow Transport Services Minister Alistair Coe commended Deane’s for rolling out the technology from late last year.

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