Adelaide is Australia’s first GigCity.
Offering ultra-fast internet speeds of 1 gigabit per second, and up to 10 gigabit per second, GigCity will attract high-tech businesses, entrepreneurs, start-ups and cultural creatives to Adelaide, increasing competitiveness and erasing the barriers of distance.
Using the fibre optic network from the South Australian Broadband Research and Education Network (SABRENet) and the gigabit-speed internet services by EscapeNet, high-speed internet that is 100 times the national average will be delivered across key innovation precincts in Adelaide’s metropolitan area, including the Tonsley Innovation District, Technology Park, Techport Maritime Precinct, Hub Adelaide, and the Stretton Centre.
GigCity will make Adelaide one of the most connected cities in the world. It will transform the way data can be used and shared and the applications that evolve, benefitting local industries including biotech, advanced manufacturing and film post production.
Importantly, it will drive economic development opportunities, job creation and position Adelaide to compete in the rapidly evolving information economy.