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Visitor Wi-Fi to bring region’s historic homestead online

29 January 2017

Jimbour Homestead will be Wi-Fi ready in time for Big Skies 2018

Jimbour Homestead will be Wi-Fi ready in time for Big Skies 2018

Visitors will soon be able to share their insta-worthy pictures of Jimbour Homestead from the steps of the historic house thanks to Western Downs Regional Council’s plan to bring free Wi-Fi to the popular tourist attraction in time for Big Skies 2018.

The move to bring Wi-Fi to Jimbour Homestead is part of Council’s larger project to upgrade the Jimbour Quarry for staff using mobile devices while on site.

Council Spokesperson for Finance and Corporate Services Councillor Ian Rasmussen said the influx of visitors expected at Jimbour, provided Council a great opportunity to extend their Wi-Fi infrastructure at the Quarry to the House.

“As we continue to roll out the upgrade of our WAN Network at our own facilities, we’ve identified key tourist areas to bring visitor Wi-Fi to, with Miles ANZAC Park already online and Jimbour House next on the list,” he said.

“With our inaugural Big Skies event approaching we know how important it is for our visitors to be able to instantly share their experiences with their family, friends and followers, so we’re working with Russell Pastoral to bring the homestead into the 21st century.

“Having free visitor Wi-Fi at Jimbour House will not only be a great little bonus for our campers planning on staying at the homestead during the festival, but it’ll mean visitors will be able to share pictures, do research and connect on the go.

“With the equipment set to be switched on just before Big Skies kicks off on the 28 April, we can’t wait to see the fantastic photos and experiences our residents and visitors share right from the steps of Jimbour House.”

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