Australian gamers have long complained that the country’s shoddy Internet is holding them back — especially from accessing international live stream gaming platforms such as Twitch.

While the Australian government bumbles over the rollout of the National Broadband Network, an infrastructure project that’s meant to bring high-speed Internet across the country, Twitch is doing something about it.

On Friday at a town hall meeting at the gaming convention PAX Australia in Melbourne, Twitch announced a number of new initiatives to improve its presence Down Under. They’ll be hiring their first local staff in the form of a community manager, among other roles, but perhaps the most important news to Aussie gamers was that the company has set up a Sydney-based data centre. Read more…

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Twitch is powering up in Australia with staff and a brand new data centre