The countdown is on! Will Wanaka to become the first town in the Southern hemisphere to access a one gigabit per second (1Gbps) internet connection?

The first round of the Gigatown competition closes today at 12 pm and Wanaka is currently in the lead:

#GigatownWanaka-Leaderboard

The top five towns will become finalists, going on to compete for the winning spot. Their scores will be re-set to zero ready for the finals to begin on Wednesday, 17 September.

C’mon, let’s get in behind Gigatown Wanaka: