Adelaide has confirmed its status as one of the most connected cities in the world, after the signing of a landmark agreement between the South Australian Government and internet applications development organisation US Ignite.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between South Australia and representatives from the National Science Foundation’s US Ignite initiative will facilitate a new era of collaboration and information sharing between the 15 US Ignite communities and Adelaide-based Gig City businesses and research and education organisations.

Joe Kochan, Chief Operating Officer, US Ignite said, “solving society’s most vexing problems requires global thinking. That’s why we’re pleased to have the city of Adelaide join the Smart Gigabit Communities project as our first international collaborator.”

The US Ignite Gig City Network is a not-for-profit organisation that encourages and promotes the development of applications and services for ultra-fast broadband internet. It fosters the creation of new and novel apps that have the potential to transform areas such as health and education.

Adelaide will become Australia’s first Gig City, with the network providing affordable one gigabit connections to Adelaide’s innovation hubs at Tonsley, Technology Park, Techport, the Thebarton BioScience precinct, St Paul’s Creative Centre, SouthStart Co, Hub Adelaide, and the Stretton Centre.

For more information, view GigCity Adelaide