New WiFi technology installed in remote areas of the Northern Territory
At the end of May to early June, our installer extraordinaire, Sean O’Connor, and our savvy systems engineer, Mark Williamson, navigated through a few Northern Territory Library (NTL) locations to update their Public WiFi systems. Easyweb Digital have been supporting NTL sites for several years now, and we thought it was time they had an equipment update. The NT Libraries public WiFi sites in Ali Curung, Ampilatwatja, Wallace Rockhole, Papunya and Yuendumu, were all updated with new Ruckus Wireless access points and Encapto Gateways to keep each community’s digital connectivity strong.
Sean and Mark drove through 5,000 kilometres of Northern Territory land during their time installing; including their detour over a weekend to marvel at the beauty of Uluru. The two feel privileged to experience some of the most precious areas of the Australian outback while utilising their hands-on tech-magic; it was more of an adventure road trip for them. Working hard, or hardly working?
Unfortunately, here in the Melbourne office, we had to settle with the phone-calls we received about their outback escapades and use our imaginations. Storytime aside, it was vital to bounce engineering information between our wanderlust-ridden colleagues and the office team, to make sure all systems were running smoothly, both internally and externally. At times, while new installations were underway, dialogue between parties was difficult to recognise due to remote regions offering minimal phone signal – and no, it wasn’t just because of Sean’s thick Northern English accent. These moments remind us of how important digital communication can be for our present world.
We are happy to have aided the digital connectivity of communities in the Northern Territory, so everyone can communicate through a number of online platforms – without taking that patchy mobile reception risk.
The Easyweb Digital team would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live; the Wurundjeri and the Wiowurrung people of the Kulin Nation; the Larrakia people of the Darwin region; the Arrernte people of Mparntwe; and the Anangu people of Uluru-Kata Tjuta.
We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to all Elders past, present and emerging. The sovereignty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has never been ceded.