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Wireless
Dunedin’s free Wi-Fi network complete
The city network offers free gig-enabled hotspots in 15 separate locations across the city – from Mosgiel to Port Chalmers.
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Internet of Things
Secrets of Otago’s sea life to be shared in gigcity-funded ‘fishy webcam’
The habits and behaviour of Dunedin’s marine life will be shared with the world through a new GigCity project that will livestream underwater footage.
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Wi-fi
Dunedin is on the road to city-wide free wi-fi
With speeds up to 50 times faster than average public wi-fi, Dunedin’s GigCity wi-fi network is attracting more than 50,000 unique users a month.
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Chorus
Dunedin’s free gig-enabled WiFi network expands, creating opportunities
​It seems like it was only yesterday that people were getting excited about free public phones, but they are well and truly in the dusty past now.
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Startup
3 Dunedin-born startups take home $60,000 worth of GigStart funding
There were 23 other applications for the GigStart Fund in the fourth and final rounds.
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Gigatown
Dunedin GigStart reports 'record' number of startup applications for final funding round
“We’re delighted that having gig technology in the city has contributed to a more dynamic StartUp business scene in Dunedin."
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Cloud
Chorus ups Dunedin's Gigatown broadband deal
“Dunedin has an incredible opportunity in taking full advantage and ownership of the gigabit broadband infrastructure Chorus has built."
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Gigatown
Dunedin brings lightning fast WiFi to Octagon
Dunedin is installing a free gigabit-speed WiFi network in the city’s Octagon, offering high-speed internet to the public.
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Education
High tech studio opens for Dunedin students
A new High Tech Youth Network studio has opened at Dunedin’s Carisbrook School - this is the first of its kind to open in the South Island.
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Spark Digital
Spark joins Dunedin’s Gigatown party
Spark Gigabit broadband plans and GigaWiFi coming to Dunedin next year
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Cloud
Search continues for online abuse
The jailing of two child sexual abuse image collectors means the market for such objectionable material has been reduced, Internal Affairs Deputy Secretary Keith Manch said.