Connect your business to the GigCity network
Businesses are being invited to connect to Australia’s first GigCity network in Adelaide.
Organisations that become connected to the GigCity network will have access to affordable and less restrictive gigabit-speed internet plans than what is currently available in the market. Pricing plans are expected to remain the same as those enjoyed by existing GigCity customers.
Applications will be accepted from eligible precincts across metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia.
“Since our network launch in August, we have seen a huge uptake of our GigCity service, demonstrating the need and desire for high-speed internet that is fast, affordable and reliable,” said Manufacturing and Innovation Minister Kyam Maher.
“We know that GigCity is enhancing the local digital ecosystem. It’s introducing businesses to new ways of thinking and working, which is vital as we enter this new chapter in the digital economy.”
In the period since the launch of the GigCity Adelaide network, more than 106 businesses have been connected, and more than 200 expected to eventually connect across the current GigCity precincts, including Tonsley Innovation Precinct, Technology Park, TechInSA, Stretton Centre and St Paul’s Creative Centre.
“Since connecting to the GigCity network at Tonsley, we’ve been able to experience quality ultrafast internet that is providing huge advantages to our internal operations, as well as boosting productivity — and our clients are reaping the rewards,” said Zac Bailey, operations manager at Healthy Technology.
“For example, if a customer’s local server starts experiencing issues, we can download a full backup from the cloud in minutes, restore its new hardware and be on our way with a replacement in as little as 15 minutes, whereas previously this may have taken a full day to roll out.”
GigCity Adelaide is part of the South Australian Government’s $80 million investment to support innovative businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers through programs and initiatives, including the $10 million South Australian Early Commercialisation Fund and the $50 million South Australian Venture Capital Fund.
Expressions of interest close Friday, 10 November 2017. Applicants are encouraged to read the guidelines before applying online at www.gigcity.com.au.
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