Deane's goes Wi-Fi

Route service operator Deane’s Transit Group has launched a free wi-fi service on its Canberra, Yass and Queanbeyan runs

Deane's goes Wi-Fi
Deane’s goes Wi-Fi
December 12, 2011

Queanbeyan-based bus and coach operator Deane’s Transit Group launched free wi-fi on its local Canberra region route services this month.

The wi-fi service ‘DeanesNet’ sees Deane’s Transit Group as the first operator in southern NSW and Canberra to provide free wi-fi on board its regular route buses, the Group’s General Manager Jeremy Wee says.

"Canberra joins the ranks of the capital cities of Europe and the US with its public transport system now providing their commuters with connectivity to the world while onboard," Wee says.

"We’re very proud to achieve another ‘first’, especially one in our part of the State and the ACT through introducing wi-fi.

Wee says Canberra’s public transport needs to move forward and the introduction of wi-fi on route service operations is a way to meet this objective.

"We recognised this by looking abroad and listening to what our customers wanted."

With wi-fi now on board Queanbeyan and a Yass commuter buses, Wee says the Group’s rollout plan would see wi-fi facilities primarily installed on its Deane’s Buslines and Transborder Express commuter fleets first, followed by trials on its coach and school bus fleets.

"The company is keen to evaluate usage rates which are a key indicator in its wi-fi trial for the region," Wee says.

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