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Government of South Australia - Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

    About GigCity

    Welcome to Adelaide - Australia's first Gig City

    A new way of doing business

    GigCity is connecting businesses and startups to ultra-fast and affordable internet.

    The network is available at key innovation precincts and co-working spaces located across Adelaide.

    Startups, entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes located at GigCity innovation precincts and co-working spaces can connect to fast internet speeds to move data at lightning speeds, develop leading-edge ideas, create new opportunities and access global markets.

    Affordable access to ultra-fast internet will enable young entrepreneurs and cultural creatives to thrive. It will lower barriers to entry, disrupt old industries and create new market opportunities.

    How GigCity works

    The GigCity network delivers a low-latency and ultra-fast service, offering cloud computing and storage capabilities that support highly interactive and visually immersive experiences.

    GigCity Adelaide is delivered by the South Australian Broadband Research and Education Network (SABRENet) – a fibre-optic broadband network linking Adelaide’s major research and education sites, and EscapeNet, an Adelaide-based internet service provider.

    The SABRENet fibre optic network extends over 250km and connects more than 190 education, research and innovation locations across South Australia, including university campuses, research precincts, teaching hospitals, TAFE campuses and schools.

    SABRENet is a not-for-profit company jointly owned by the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, the University of South Australia and the South Australian Government.

    Connect

    Connecting to the network is easy. In Adelaide, you can access GigCity as a business tenant at designated innovation precincts and co-working spaces across Adelaide.

    In Whyalla and Mount Gambier, GigCity services will be available to all businesses within 350 metres of one of several wireless base stations in each city.