Peregian Beach is home to the head office of Atmail, a next-generation email platform. With the best Internet connection in the area and a skilled IT staff, Atmail knew there was an opportunity to share their connection with customers of local businesses creating free community WiFi in and around the town.
Last week they increased the signal range around the village with a new node over in the community recreation precinct which should provide coverage to the Tennis Courts & Club House, Veggie Village Community Garden and the Volleyball courts.
The need for the Peregian Food co op to connect to their online local farmers- fresh fruit & veg order system stimulated this connection.
A big thanks to Josh Green for following this through.
Peregian Beach Free Wi Fi is an exciting community model independent of Council funding.
Ben at @mail has volunteered his time to set up the system and is working with the popular food outlets in town to share the internet provider costs.
Actually, what they have done is being recognised around the world.
We may not be connected to the National Broadband Network for another eight years but the town has high speed community connectivity!