The official launch of the National Broadband Network
Last Thursday morning, the National Broadband Network was officially launched in Tasmania by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett. They can be seen here getting ready to push a big blue button for the official launch — despite the fact that some residents and businesses in Tasmania have already been getting NBN services for weeks.
Premier Bartlett, the Prime Minister and Minister Conroy applauding as the network is launched.
The PM talks to an elderly lady in Scottsdale who has been trialling an in-home health monitoring application over the NBN.
The PM talks via video conference to students at Circular Head Christian School, who have had the NBN connected. They viewed the launch event from their classroom.
The PM talks to a student from Kellyville Public School who has been taking part in a immersive classroom pilot program – demonstrated over the NBN at the event.
A NBN community briefing
The NBN under construction
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