The City of Gold Coast is the first council in Australia to invest in an 864-core carrier-grade fibre optic network.
The fibre optic network will provide some of Australia’s fastest internet services and accelerate wide-spread installation of 5G.
The network will provide the backbone to support the implementation of digital city projects and is already powering the City’s security camera network and free Wi-Fi, as well as saving one million dollars on the planned costs for hosting the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The first stage of the network runs 21 kilometres along the light rail corridor from Helensvale to Broadbeach. A leased fibre connection continues the rout for a further 32 kilometres to Coolangatta, providing a high-capacity network through the spine of the city.
A second stage (due for completion in 2019) will run in a 37 kilometre loop from Broadbeach to Burleigh Heads and Robina, then through Nerang to Parkwood and connect to the existing spine at the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct (Parkwood).
The City of Gold Coast is proud to be able to offer commercial organisations some of the fastest internet speeds in Australia by on-selling broadband powered by our fibre optic network.
Under a carrier licence granted by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the City is already delivering 1Gbps internet service in the Health and Knowledge Precinct, with more locations to follow this year. This is 60 times faster than the average internet service in the city.
For more information on accessing dark fibre contact our appointed reseller, Nexium Telecommunications.