There’s plenty of reasons to like Adelaide already: food, wine, affordable housing, AVCon. And as today showed, there’s another: the city’s growing internet infrastructure.
The city council formally began taking expressions of interest for organisations to apply to build a 10Gbps fibre network, according to Computerworld. The plan to have 10Gbps internet across Adelaide was approved last year, but until now there hadn’t been anything concrete set in stone for actual construction.
With companies submitting their plans to rollout the network, the plan will edge closer to reality. The City of Adelaide says it will become the “fastest, most reliable large data transfer infrastructure in Australia” and will complement the state’s existing Gig City program, as well as the ongoing rollout of the National Broadband Network. The hope is to have the plan completed by 2020, which can’t come soon enough.
Update: Rewrote the opening paragraph; read the comments below to get an understanding why. Apologies, everyone.