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Wed 08 mayComment
The National Broadband Network has been switched on in Australia's largest city.
Superfast broadband now passes 1300 premises in Blacktown in Sydney's West with another 9300 homes and businesses set to be passed over the next few months. The Sydney switch-on was marked at a ceremony at the Max Webber Library in Blacktown over the weekend which included the first live NBN-enabled children's book reading session with popular Australian children's writer, the international bestselling author Andy Griffiths.
"It's a whole new way to reach readers and stimulate young minds," said Griffiths, who read to the children and answered their questions from Melbourne over video via the NBN. "Better broadband is essential for Australia if we're to keep pace with the rest of the world."
Fri 05 aprComment
After following the paw prints around the animal walk, a spin on the Ferris wheel and stocking up on show bags at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, families from across the country jumped onboard the NBN Co truck to learn all about the National Broadband Network and to get their very own pop-up truck.
We discovered that more often than not it is the children of the family who dominate the internet usage at home (not to mention using their skills to swiftly navigate the web for the latest Easter Show highlights).
This may have something to do with the fact that children of the 21st century are part of the digital generation, AKA digital natives - IT savvy kids who have never known life without a computer or the internet.
Tue 19 febComment
Follow The Rollout
NBN Co has announced the start of construction in two new locations and released detailed maps on its website showing the areas covered by the first construction modules.
Construction contractors have now been given instructions to start work in Slacks Creek in Queensland and Queanbeyan next to the ACT. Work begins with a detailed survey of the areas and the existing telecommunications infrastructure. This work is expected to take several months before fibre hauling commences.
Mon 04 febComment
The first fibre optic cable has been laid in Strathfield in Western Sydney today, as the rollout of the National Broadband Network continues.
The fibre, which links the Homebush exchange to the local area, was laid today on the corner of Todman Place and Barker Road.
NBN Co aims to finish the construction to link 7,900 premises in the Homebush and Strathfield areas by mid-2013, which means it's expected homes and businesses in the area will be able to connect to the NBN soon after.
NBN Co has taken another step in linking Australia's largest city to the National Broadband Network with the installation of some of the first fibre optic cable in the Sydney metropolitan area.
The Distribution Fibre was hauled on the corner of Main Street and Marcel Crescent in Blacktown in the city's west. The Distribution Fibre links Blacktown exchange to the surrounding suburbs, and from there the service will be run down local roads and ultimately to homes and businesses.
NBN Co is aiming to finish some areas of construction by July 2013, which means nearby homes and business will be able to connect to the National Broadband Network shortly after.