- Posted by Kenverly De Guzman
- On October 8, 2019
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Spirit of Tasmania passengers won’t have to go a minute without Snapchat with a new high-speed satellite internet service on the ferry.
The service costs $20 per crossing or $12 per hour and promises to provide fast, reliable internet for any Wi-Fi-enabled device.
The service is available on the Devonport to Melbourne crossing through a partnership with Australian satellite internet provider IPSTAR Broadband, using their own satellite, Thaicom 4.
IPSTAR managing director Shannon Fisher said the NAVA internet service was part of the company’s commitment to improving access to high-speed internet in parts of Australia where digital connectivity has been poor.
“Just as we are striving to provide high-speed satellite internet to families and businesses in rural and remote Australia, so too are we providing access to passengers and crew on one of the world’s most famous sea crossings,” Mr Fisher said.
“People want to share their experiences with friends and loved ones instantly and NAVA will enable passengers on Spirit of Tasmania to share photographs and other content as if they were onshore.”
Spirit of Tasmania chief information officer Simon Pearce said there would be benefits for passengers and crew.
“From an operational perspective, by ensuring a constant connection between our crew on board and our staff on shore, we are in the best possible position to continue providing exceptional service to our passenger and freight clients.”