12 December 2016

Fibre roll out begins for GigCity Adelaide network

New fibre is being rolled out across Adelaide to connect key innovation precincts to the $4.7 million GigCity network.

St Paul’s Creative Centre will be the first to receive the new infrastructure for the super-fast broadband network, with a further 13 sites spanning metropolitan Adelaide to follow.

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Manufacturing and Innovation Minister Kyam Maher said as one of the world’s most liveable cities, Adelaide provides the ideal environment for companies and entrepreneurs to build their international businesses.

“Our dynamic start-up community is diverse and, with this new access to ultra-fast broadband, entrepreneurs will be able to take their ideas and businesses even further, delivering economic benefit to the state.

“Combined with our low cost of living, top five ranking in the world’s most liveable cities, GigCity Adelaide is a clear message to entrepreneurs and businesses across Australia and overseas that we are open for business and want them to move here.

“Adelaide will be the most connected place in the Southern Hemisphere, strengthening our claim as Australia’s first Smart City and Cisco’s only ‘Lighthouse City’ in Australia.”

GigCity Adelaide will deliver internet speeds more than 10 times faster than the NBN and at least 100 times faster than the national average. It will overcome the current barrier small start-up companies face from the prohibitive cost of very high speed access to the internet, enabling the development of leading edge, data-intensive companies in industry sectors such as biotech, advanced manufacturing and film post production.

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