Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been getting down and dirty with the locals in rural NSW town Armidale, which contains is an early stage rollout zone for the National Broadband Network.
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy today said reports of low customer numbers on the fledgling National Broadband Network rollout in Armidale were "misleading and ironic", given the network only launched on the mainland yesterday.
Prime minister Julia Gillard and communications minister senator Stephen Conroy will this morning preside over a ceremonial switching on of the National Broadband Network in Armidale NSW, following trials over the past month with a handful of Armidale households.
A software company in the NBN first release town of Willunga in South Australia is using the national broadband network during its current trial phase to provide support services for customers doing business as far away as China, and achieving much faster downloads than it did without the NBN.
National Broadband Network hype is expected to soar to record levels this week, with the Federal Government and NBN Co preparing to host the formal launch of NBN mainland services in the Northern NSW city of Armidale this Wednesday.
Written by: Peter Dinham | Published in: MarketInternode has stepped on to centre stage to facilitate delivery of a theatre workshop session by the Sydney-based Bell Shakespeare theatre company via the NBN to students at South Australia’s Willunga High School.