GigCity expansion hits Gawler

More South Australian businesses and start-ups will be able to access ultra high-speed internet, with 15 additional innovation precincts added to the $7.6 million GigCity fibre network.

The new precincts are located right across Adelaide’s metropolitan area, and at the Town of Gawler Business Innovation Hub, on Murray Street, Gawler.

Tenants including cultural institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups within these precincts will be connected to high-speed internet that is up to 100-times faster than the national average.

The South Australian Broadband Research and Education Network (SABRENet) will connect the selected precincts to its fibre optic network from February 2018.

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

“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.”

The precincts will be able to offer affordable gigabit pricing plans starting from $49.90 per month, which are more affordable than what is currently available in the market.

The additional GigCity precincts were selected as part of a competitive Expression of Interest process, which opened in October 2017. More than 50 applications were received.

For more information on GigCity Adelaide, visit www.gigcity.com.au