Porirua makes Gi­ga­town come­back

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

Porirua has stormed into sev­enth place in the Gi­ga­town standings af­ter com­ing sec­ond in a re­cent video com­pe­ti­tion.

The Face­book Smart Cities com­pe­ti­tion was won by Nel­son and earned the city 200,000 points.

The 100,000 points for Porirua was its first plac­ing in a mini-com­pe­ti­tion, and was won on the back of a video show­ing off the ben­e­fits of gi­gaw­ifi in ed­u­ca­tion.

With only four months to go in the Gi­ga­town com­pe­ti­tion, Porirua is about 30,000 points be­hind sixth-placed Master­ton and a whop­ping 400,000 points adrift of fifth-placed Ti­maru.

The top five towns will have their counters set back to zero in Septem­ber, and the com­pe­ti­tion starts again to see who gets the one gigabit per sec­ond in­ter­net con­nec­tion.

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