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Champion US sprinter Michael Johnson this morning ran a coaching session with Australia's latest running star over the superfast National Broadband Network.
Johnson, in Melbourne, joined Andrew Robinson, the first Tasmanian in 70 years to win the Stawell Gift, to run the world's first NBN-enabled athletics training session with children at South Hobart Oval.
Johnson ran through his tips for becoming a successful athlete and talked about how he developed his own career before he got the NBN-enabled coaching session underway from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
In a demonstration of how services over the NBN can be used for coaching and teaching, the four-time Olympic goal medallist started off with some stretches for the children from Mount Carmel College. He then moved on to demonstrating the best starting position and showed why his running style worked so well.
Robinson said he was excited by how superfast broadband can help change the face of sport in Australia.
Early adopters of the National Broadband Network are more likely to work from home and participate in the digital economy, but less likely to confine their use of the network to the home office, according to the first study of NBN users.
Bacchus Marsh business owner Mal Trask is looking forward to the introduction of the National Broadband Network, which he expects will help his printing and uniforms businesses to thrive and grow while remaining in the regional Victorian town.
The local Bacchus Marsh community and civic leaders today joined forces to formally mark the connection of the town to the National Broadband Network and endorse the benefits superfast broadband will bring to the Moorabool Shire.
More than 200 premises are now able to connect to the NBN in Bacchus Marsh, the first regional area in Victoria to join the fibre network. Nearly 1800 more homes and businesses will have access to the network in the coming months.
ARIA award-winning musician Tim Freedman has joined forces with students at a Melbourne school to trial an app to enable school children to write and record their own music and stream video of their performances to iPads.
Junior players from South Morang and North Epping football clubs showed off their footy skills during Grand Final Week to Hawthorn legend Robert DiPierdomenico.
Dipper was at the helm for the world’s first National Broadband Network-enabled footy coaching clinic.
The event was held to celebrate the connection to the NBN of 2300 homes in South Morang – the latest suburb to receive superfast broadband.