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28 September 2016

Adelaide first to join global Gig City Network

Adelaide, has confirmed its status as one of the most connected cities in the world, after the signing of a landmark agreement between the South Australian Government and US Ignite.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) makes Adelaide the first international city to join the growing US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities Program, creating new opportunities for innovative businesses to collaborate and share information with 15 other US Ignite communities, including Chattanooga and Adelaide’s sister city, Austin.

The end result will be the development and sharing of ground-breaking gigabit applications, data and services with American counterparts and deliver important new advances in healthcare, education, public safety, and other priority areas.

The State Government recently invested $4.65 million to make Adelaide the first Gig City in Australia, offering businesses within innovation precincts with high-speed internet that is up to 100 times the national average, and 10 times the download speed of the NBN.

Gig City will use the existing SABRENet optical fibre network, which is owned by the State Government and South Australia’s universities, and connects the state’s research and educational sites.

For more information on GigCity Adelaide innovation precincts, visit GigCity locations.

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