100 GIGABITS PER SECOND INTERNET FOR GOSFORD AND CENTRAL COAST
It will be revolutionary but the Economic Development team at Central Coast Council, supported by Council's Chief Information Officer, Peter Auhl, have plans to put Gosford and the Central Coast on the global map with ultra-fast and affordable Mutli-Gigabit connectivity that will drive business to locate to Gosford and the broader Central Coast.
With speeds up to 100 gigabits per second, this infrastructure initiative will work in conjunction with the commuter strategy reducing the region's carbon footprint, increase economic activity and create the opportunity to increase the health and wellbeing of the Central Coast community.
Having identified that around 50% of the region's 44,200 commuters earn above $104,000 per annum, could work from anywhere and are employed in the knowledge sector Council has also identified that ultra-fast connectivity will attract Sydney business's to establish a local presence and allow some of their commuting staff to work locally.
Ultra-fast connectivity is beyond visionary because Council has been working on this since Peter Auhl, the man who created Australia's first 10Gigabit City in Adelaide, was appointed in late 2018. For his work in Adelaide Mr Auhl was awarded WHICH-50's Digital Innovator of the Year award.
Step back five years and Adelaide was in economic decline as industry after industry left South Australia and office vacancies were everywhere.
Today companies like Boeing, NEXION Networks, Technicolor, Australian Fashion Labels, Keystone Capital, BHP and Capital United have moved into the Adelaide CBD simply because Adelaide can provide this revolutionary, reliable, low cost, ultra-fast connectivity that creates economic and collaboration bridges to the world.