If you’re in a FIFO camp or village, talk to your family and friends, or stream Netflix and FoxtelGo anywhere, anytime. By connecting to a quality Wi-Fi in your room, you’ll be able to stay connected to home without any degradation caused by others using the network.
100% of FIFO workers say they have had problems using Wi-Fi around their camp and village.
This comes down to the amount of bandwidth available for a camp to use, and the design of Wi-Fi around the camp.
In 2016, we reported that, on average, our clients were using 6TB (6,000 GB) of data per month in a 500 person FIFO accommodation camp. Internet usage has increased by 57% in just one year, and is expected to continue to increase. The availability of streaming services such as a Netflix, Stan and FoxtelGo has been a key contributor to this. Mobile apps make it easier to perform daily tasks like paying bills, staying connected on social media, and keeping up with current affairs.
What did 2017 look like? The same 500 person camp used 10.5TB (10,500 GB) of data per month. This equates to: