Gigatown was the Chorus run competition to be the most connected, gig-savvy town in the southern hemisphere. Dunedin was announced as New Zealand's first Gigatown in November 2014.
Well done Gisborne - what an amazing community effort to get us to the finals and in a very close second place.
Our Gig Plan for Success
The judges voted our Gig Plan for Success and video as No.1
We did it - we got to the finals!
Gisborne beat 45 other towns to be in the finals with 4 South Island centres - Wanaka, Dunedin, Timaru and Nelson.
Winning Gigatown gives access to broadband speeds of one-gigabit per second (1Gbps) up to 100 times faster than standard internet connection.
The contest, organised by network company Chorus, ran throughout New Zealand - one town winning the fastest internet speeds. All homes in the winning town are likely to be offered a fibre optic broadband connection for the same price that they would pay for an entry level connection.
The competition launched Labour weekend 2013. Chorus took representatives from the 5 finalist towns to Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA to inspire their own community.