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Gold Coast to go it alone on new fibre network

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The City of Gold Coast has decided to build its own fibre network rather than wait for the NBN.

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Commonwealth Games prompts fibre network upgrade for Gold Coast

1The tender to build a fibre-optic wide area network (WAN) has been lodged, prompted by fact that the NBN would not arrive until after the city has hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Forking out for the new network also means the council will have more say about future upgrades.

A council spokesperson said due to the scale of the Commonwealth Games an upgraded fibre network was a priority.

“Given the range and scale of fibre requirements for the games, including public safety and security, it has been decided to take the opportunity to upgrade a number of the city’s existing systems,” said the spokesperson.

“It should be noted that the legacy benefits of the investment are considerable, including a full upgrade to high-definition CCTV across the city’s portfolio. This will enhance public safety, transport management and emergency services response systems for the games and into the future.”

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