GigCity Adelaide connects 15 new hubs

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Thursday, 15 February, 2018

GigCity Adelaide connects 15 new hubs

The South Australian Government will add 15 additional innovation precincts to the $7.6 million GigCity fibre network, to provide more of the state’s businesses and start-ups with access to broadband speeds of up to 1 Gbps.

The additional precincts were selected from a pool of more than 50 applicants in a competitive expression of interest process.

SABRENet (the South Australian Broadband Research and Education Network) will now connect the selected precincts to its fibre network from this month.

Gigabit pricing plans will start at $49.90 per month — significantly cheaper than the comparable services currently available in the market.

The new GigCity precincts will include the North Terrace Cultural Precinct Innovation Hub and Lion Arts Centre, the Microsoft Innovation Centre on Pirie Street and Techstars Adelaide on King William Street.

Other new precincts include The Foundry and the Allianz Centre Adelaide on Currie Street, the Australian Advanced Materials Manufacturing Precinct and the Prospect Road Innovation Precinct.

“Jobs are the state Labor government’s number one priority and we know that ultrafast internet is essential for the high-tech and data-heavy businesses that are creating jobs in South Australia,” said South Australia Science and Information Minister Kyam Maher.

“It’s fantastic to see iconic cultural institutions, advanced manufacturing sites, key innovation precincts and co-working spaces across Adelaide connect to our $7.6 million GigCity Adelaide network.

“Our GigCity network has already connected more than 106 businesses who are using high-speed internet to develop new ideas, create new opportunities for collaboration and drive job creation.”

Image courtesy GigCity.

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