Adelaide's Ten Gigabit signs up 1000 buildings


By Jonathan Nally
Monday, 18 June, 2018



Adelaide's Ten Gigabit signs up 1000 buildings

More than 1000 buildings now been registered for connection to Adelaide’s high-speed, high-performance, fibre-optic data network, Ten Gigabit.

The target was reached in just nine weeks, months ahead of schedule, with an additional 500 businesses registering their intent to join the network once it is deployed.

City of Adelaide Lord Mayor, Martin Haese, said that reaching 1000 buildings was an important milestone in the network’s rollout.

“We are leading the nation with the development of this network and the short amount of time it has taken to sign up the first 1000 buildings is remarkable,” said the Lord Mayor.

“What’s also exciting is that the business community has truly embraced Ten Gigabit Adelaide and is helping council sell the network’s benefits here, interstate and across the globe.

“Commercial real estate giant Knight Frank recently revealed its Adelaide office was constantly being asked about the network by potential investors when it was presenting interstate and in cities like Hong Kong and Singapore.”

The Lord Mayor also cited the recent purchase of the Planet Nightclub site by Cbus Property, which said that Ten Gigabit Adelaide was one of the reasons it chose to invest in Adelaide.

“The response from businesses and building owners has been extraordinary,” said TPG Telecom’s Group Executive of Corporate, Government and Wholesale, Mark Rafferty.

The City of Adelaide and TPG Telecom will now select the first 1000 buildings to be connected and contact the building owners.

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