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It’s on - Gigatown is live

It’s on - Gigatown is live


Gigatown is open for business. As the first gigabit services get connected in Dunedin today residents and businesses can now access 1 gigabit per second internet speed with selected service providers.

This day also marks the announcement of the Digital Community Trust’s Gigatown implementation plans for the coming 18 months.

The first four Gigatown projects focus on:

1. Building the community,
2. Increasing gigabit connectivity,
3. Enhancing our education city,
4. Leveraging economic development opportunities.

Peter Hills, Chair of the Digital Community Trust says “Gigatown is not an overnight fix, we need to work hard to build a platform in Dunedin that leverages the gig, supports innovation and includes all aspects of our community.”

“The first initiative you’ll see is the opening of Gigatown HQ in April, a community hub for anything and everything related to Gigatown. It will be a space to access gigabit internet, learn more about Gigatown, profile Dunedin’s Gigatown successes, host training workshops, and showcase new technology.”

The opening of Gigatown HQ will be supported with a community event including gigabit activations and showcases with internet service providers.

“You’ll start to see gigabit wifi hotspots appear in Dunedin ”, said Hills.

“We are also working with Chorus to find ways of accelerating the fibre roll out across Dunedin. Making the gig accessible so we can all enjoy it is important.”

The Digital Community Trust are setting up a series of advisory groups and other community engagement sessions where interested parties will be able to get involved in the implementation plans and have their say about the Trusts Gigatown plans.

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