Submarine cable attracts global accelerator program

Sunshine Coast Council’s international broadband submarine cable project has attracted a major new player to the Sunshine Coast.
Global accelerator program SunRamp Australasia is expected to launch an initiative at Maroochydore in early 2019 to attract the next generation of innovators to the Sunshine Coast.
The program, which is targeted at businesses looking to scale-up, will capitalise on SunRamp’s connections in the United States.
SunRamp is powered by the UpRamp program, an initiative from CableLabs, based in Boulder, Colorado.
CableLabs is a US partner-funded innovation lab for the international cable and internet connectivity industry, with 61 member companies worldwide, including Comcast and other multinationals.
The international submarine cable in Maroochydore, operational in the first half 2020, will be Australia’s fastest data connection to Asia. In addition, it will be the second fastest to the US and the only other cable connection on the east coast outside of Sydney.
SunRamp founders, Ron Hill and Simon Knapp, along with the UpRamp team, have started a number of start-ups. For more information, contact 

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