The race is on to determine which New Zealand town will win the fastest broadband speeds in the southern hemisphere in Chorus’s Welcome to Gigatown competition.
“The vision for Gigatown is to create a leading digital innovation hub for New Zealand which showcases how ultra-fast broadband will re-define our economy, reshape how our children learn and change how our communities live, work and play,” says Chorus General Manger Marketing and Sales, Victoria Crone.
'Gigatown' will be the first town in the Southern hemisphere to access a one gigabit per second (1Gbps) internet connection. Let's make that town... #GigatownPorirua?
How do they decide who gets to be Gigatown? Actually, they don't decide - you do.
They're looking for the town that wants it the most. There’s two ways they’ll be measuring that drive, enthusiasm and determination to be Gigatown:
1. by listening out for the town with the loudest voice on social media; and
2. by tallying up the supporters for each town signing up on this website.
Over the course of the competition, social media and online community engagement in support of each eligible 'town’ will be measured.
The town with the loudest voice will be New Zealand's first Gigatown, and will be well positioned to become a leading digital innovation hub for New Zealand, showcasing how ultra-fast broadband can re-define our economy, reshape how our children learn and change how our communities live, work and play.
Points will be counted up for each town and adjusted relative to the town’s size to become ‘Gigapoints’, which are displayed on this website so you can keep track of your town’s progress. The adjustment for town size ensures that each town has the same opportunity to be the Gigatown.
The five eligible towns with the most points at the end of the initial round will go forward to the finals. Find out more.
Watch the Porirua launch on YouTube with Mayor Nick Leggett and comment using the hashtag #GigatownPorirua to show your support >>>>