Broadband is the term used for any kind of fast internet access. It's designed to give the user instant internet access 24 hours a day.
Increased access to and capability in using broadband plays a central role in driving economic productivity and enables South Australian businesses to be globally competitive.
The Department of State Development works to maximise access to broadband for all South Australians, regardless of geographic location.
We promote the benefits of broadband access and use for all South Australians and seek to ensure that the community has the confidence, knowledge and capability to use the technology.
The status of broadband across South Australia
Much of South Australia already has access to broadband service, either through ADSL, fixed wireless, mobile broadband (3G or 4G) or satellite.
The Department of State Development aims to maximise the number of premises accessing broadband through fast, reliable services such as fibre, ADSL2+ or fixed wireless.
The National Broadband Network (NBN) program aims to connect 93% of Australia with fibre, 4% with fixed wireless and the remaining 3% with satellite services.
The NBN has already begun rolling out in South Australia with Willunga being one of the first towns connected.