Commonwealth Games prompts fibre network upgrade for Gold Coast
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.”