Local government public Wi-Fi services under the spotlight
RMIT UNIVERSITY is researching the role of Australian Local Government Authorities (LGAs) in providing public Wi-Fi services and surveying councils on whether or not they provide such services.
The survey is part of an Australian Research Council-funded project designed to produce the first national picture of Local Government initiatives in public Wi-Fi.
The research aims to:
Identify and describe public WiFi provision in Australia; including past, present and anticipated activity
map out relevant local and international policy debates that have underpinned public WiFi investment
examine path-breaking developments in public WiFi provision overseas and suggest which forms of provision might be most effectively adopted in Australia
assess the public value of a selection of local public WiFi developments through case-study research
The results of the survey will be aggregated and made publicly available; however, RMIT says survey participants will not be identified in research outputs.