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Coffs is switched on with free WiFi

Coffs Harbour Mayor Denise Knight uses an iPad to show Bronte and Neyha Laarhoven some of the benefits of Switched On Coffs which offers free WiFi use in the city centre. Photo: Trevor Veale
Coffs Harbour Mayor Denise Knight uses an iPad to show Bronte and Neyha Laarhoven some of the benefits of Switched On Coffs which offers free WiFi use in the city centre. Photo: Trevor Veale Trevor Veale/The Coffs Coast Adv

WITH free WiFi in Coffs Harbour's City Centre officially launched, Mayor Denise Knight explained anyone with portable access to the internet will benefit.

"The City Centre is now a virtual office," Cr Knight said.

"You can come down here during lunch or on your work break, sit outside and get a Vitamin D dose.

"The message is sit down and enjoy the CBD."

Users of laptops, iPads and smartphones can access the free WiFi by selecting the Switched On Coffs option that doesn't require a password to gain access to its use.



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