High speed gigabit internet will be available in the state’s two largest regional cities by the end of the year.
Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni said eligible businesses in Whyalla and Mount Gambier will be connected to the GigCity network by Adelaide company MIMP Connecting Solutions, through a $1 million state government funded project.
“It is expected more than 220 businesses in Mount Gambier and around 70 in Whyalla will take up the service, at prices comparable to those available in metropolitan Adelaide GigCity precincts – ranging from $49,90 to $179.90 per month (ex GST), depending on the size of the business and the chosen plan.”
MIMP Connecting Solutions has begun preliminary works to build a new wireless broadband network and eligible businesses in both cities will be invited to register their interest to connect soon.
With broadband speeds of 1 gigabit per second, startups and growth-focused businesses of all sizes can work with partners at home and around the world to develop and share opportunities and access new markets.
City of Mt Gambier Mayor Lynette Martin said: “GigCity will provide existing and new businesses with opportunities for innovation and development through high speed connectivity that will further enhance the attractiveness of Mount Gambier as a place to invest and do business.”
Whyalla City Council CEO Chris Cowley said: “GigCity is an essential element for the transformation of Whyalla, which will allow businesses to gain a technological competitive advantage and drive innovation.”