17 December 2018
Cromwell District Promotions Group and Central Otago District Council have collaborated to bring Free Wi-Fi to the Cromwell Mall.
The service has gone live this week in time for the summer months and increased visitors.
CODC Information Services Manager Nathan McLeod said Council had been reviewing Wi-Fi infrastructure for the Cromwell i-SITE and Cromwell Library, while the Promotions Group had been asked by the business community to drive a project for Wi-Fi in the Mall.
"Rather than have competing services and duplication it just made sense for us to join forces so we can get a better result," Mr McLeod said.
The initiative fitted with the Council's plans to enable better digital access to services for its communities and the libraries vision to 'connect' communities. From the i-SITE and promotions perspective, it is a step to enhance the visitor experience and encourage people into the Mall.
"It is fantastic to finally get the Free Wi-Fi into the Mall in time for the holidays and for our seasonal workers," said Cromwell and District Promotions Group Chair Janeen Wood.
"This is a great feature we can now promote to visitors to our town."
The Wi-Fi services is limited to one hour per log on and is available between the hours of 7am and 11pm.
To access the free Wi-Fi in the Cromwell Mall, search for 'Cromwell Free Wi-Fi'.