Guide to public wi-fi hotspots

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Australians love their public Wi-Fi Hotspots. At 30 June 2015, an average of almost 4.23 million Aussies went online using a public Wi-Fi hotspot.

To help you stay informed when using these services, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has published an informative Guide to public Wi-Fi hotspots in AustraliaKey topics include:

  • What is a public Wi-Fi hotspot?
  • How do I find a public Wi-Fi hotspot?
  • How do I connect to a public Wi-Fi hotspot?
  • Is a public Wi-Fi hotspot secure?
  • What can I do at a public Wi-Fi hotspot?
  • What are the major types of public Wi-Fi hotspots in Australia?
  • What types of access are offered at public Wi-Fi hotspots?
  • What are the potential online threats and ways I can protect myself when using public Wi-Fi hotspots?
  • How can I make a complaint about a public Wi-Fi hotspot?