In a bold move the Premier Jay Weatherill announced AU$4.65m funding to enable access to SABRENet for Gigabit speeds. A huge thank you to all those behind the scenes including a Tom Hajdu who has been instrumental in not only making SA his home but also in believing in SA to make this happen.
Back in early 2000 Adelaide held the first 3G Research testbed in the Southern Hemisphere. Today Adelaide is back in the global race and will be the first GigCity in the nation and one of the first outside the US.
In itself is this enough to save Adelaide, no. HOWEVER, this is a major cataylst for change. It is a major catalyst for confidence in the StartUp and Business communities that Adelaide is prepared to back technology to enable its residents to play on a global field. If we can do many things that add up to major changes then we will provide our dreamers, our residents, our children the opportunity to leapfrog and make SA great again.
For all the knockers out there ... shutup and get behind SA.
To all the dreamers and doers, use this opportunity wisely and get behind it.
To the Premier and others who have enabled this step change ... thank you.
Official Site - Adelaide Gig City
Official DSD Statemnet - Adelaide businesses to benefit from ultra-fast internet
The Advertiser - High-speed internet push to make Adelaide a Gig City
Adelaide City Council - Adelaide City Council welcomes Gig City network announcement
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