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NT expands free Wi-Fi rollout on public bus service

The Northern Territory government will provide free Wi-Fi services on public buses in Darwin and Alice Springs following the successful introduction of the program earlier this month.

NT transport minister Adam Giles said five more free Wi-Fi connected buses will go into service across the NT capital by late March.

Wi-Fi services are already available at three Darwin bus interchanges and across the suburbs of Palmerston and Casuarina in the NT.

According to Giles, the improvements are being made to the bus network in Darwin and Alice Springs to attract workers back onto public transport.

"This initiative will allow passengers to read the news, catch-up on their emails or favourite social media sites when waiting at interchanges or travelling on buses," he said in a statement.

The free Wi-Fi program is forecast to cost the government $60,000 in the first year due to setup costs and $21,000 for every subsequent year.

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