Council residents get smart tech upgrades

yStop is helping a Melbourne council deliver free WiFi and phone charging for residents by upgrading bus shelters as part of a new digital equity program.

The upgrades will benefit the 1 in 5 homes without internet in the City of Casey suburb of Doveton, which is double the Melbourne average of 1 in 10 homes based on recent Census data.

The shelters are being transformed at no cost to the council, who we’ve has partnered with for the past two years for the installation and maintenance of public infrastructure. They will also include smart sensors to detect and report on environmental data such as air quality, humidity, temperature, noise level and air pressure.

The Digital Doveton project, being rolled out from next month, is part of the City’s greater framework to enhance digital equity and inclusion. This means ensuring fair access to the internet and other digital technologies, identified as an important priority for the City driven by the acceleration of people’s use and dependence on technology since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some of the upgraded tech features include:

  • Device charging
  • Free WiFi
  • Smart technology sensors

YStop was chosen as a Digital Equity partner for our proven history in:

Councils nation-wide are invited to contact yStop Director Len Luxford on 0411 810 411 about how we can deliver similar results for your council area and residents.

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