From SA Government:

Adelaide’s ultra-fast internet network will be switched on from today, with businesses able to access affordable high-speed internet which is up to 100 times faster than the national average.

Science and Information Economy Minister Kyam Maher today launched the $7.6 million GigCity Adelaide network at TechinSA, which is funded by the State Government to work with the high-tech industry to bring innovative South Australian products and technologies to global markets.

“We know that having access to fast internet will help data intensive companies to do business and compete on a global level,” Mr Maher said.

“By establishing GigCity ultra-fast internet at key innovation precincts, the State Government is investing in a network that will create jobs of the future.

“GigCity Adelaide is a clear message to entrepreneurs and businesses across Australia and overseas that we are open for business and want them to move here.”

Adelaide-based internet provider EscapeNet will deliver internet services through the South Australian Broadband Research and Education Network (SABRENet) fibre optic network to key innovation sites and co-working spaces across metropolitan Adelaide, including Tonsley Innovation Precinct, TechInSA, Stretton Centre and St Paul’s Creative Centre.

Businesses that are tenants of those precincts will have access to gigabit-speed internet service plans ranging from $49.90 to $179.90 per month, providing access to affordable and less restrictive plans than what is currently available in the marketplace.

Businesses interested in connecting to the GigCity Adelaide network are encouraged to contact precinct managers to discuss eligibility, data requirements and pricing plans.

“Through the GigCity Adelaide network, the South Australian Government is opening the door to new ideas, new possibilities and new collaborations, making Adelaide one of the most connected cities in the world,” SA Premier Jay Weatherill said.

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