What the NBN will mean to you

With the rollout of the NBN (National Broadband Network) underway, you may be wondering if you will, as an individual, benefit from this particular advance in digital technology. Why not get yourself down to your nearest NBN Digital Hub to see what’s in store?

With the rollout of the NBN (National Broadband Network) underway, you may be wondering if you will, as an individual, benefit from this particular advance in digital technology. Why not get yourself down to your nearest NBN Digital Hub to see what’s in store?

Over the next three years, the Australian Government will establish Digital Hubs in the first 40 communities to benefit from the NBN rollout. Local community residents will be provided with online training and the opportunity to experience the NBN for themselves. These hubs will be operated by eligible service providers who will provide training in group sessions, or where possible, one-on-one tuition.

For more information on when and where Digital Hubs will be established, visit www.nbn.gov.au.

How do you think the NBN will benefit you or your local community? Let us know in the comments below.





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    Watto
    18th Nov 2011
    3:04pm
    I , like many others , question the enormous spend on this project . For what ?? My current speed is fine , why does it need to be faster ?
    By the time this group of amateurs finish this little effort the technology will be out of date .
    Wireless will be developed to the state that it will be faster ,and CHEAPER, than optic fibre.
    Another fantastic Gillard milestone .
    aquatrek
    18th Nov 2011
    4:24pm
    When I lived in Dublin, Ireland in 1980 [I am an Oz] the small housing estate had underground power and tv cabling. Australia's growing cities didnt have anything like it. So, come 2011 we are catching up with the Irish 30 odd years later; at a cost of over $40 billion- duh.
    olgi
    18th Nov 2011
    5:46pm
    I have the NBN it was one of the first Tasmanian areas to trial been on for 8 months, if you have adsl keep it do not change it is not any better you would not know any difference in speed , reliability none whatso ever & I have had lots of plans from dial up to adsl a lot of different providers , I was also told myself when starting on NBN " you won`t see any change " I am on the low plan it is reliable I am with iinet ( Watch!! ) they did time & time again try and push you up & up on to a higher plan , I pay $39.95 mth for NBN 10 x 10 and Phone this is great but beware they will use all that they can to get you onto a higher plan , also the fletch TV will not work on NBN lots of excuses , also you can not go back to adsl , in a nut shell stay where you are there is no benefit all plans similar to ADSL , it would or could be a benifit for remote customer areas I guess , G
    terrib
    18th Nov 2011
    6:31pm
    Olgi....you say stay with adsl, do you not have to change when NBN comes in? Also if you are with iinet, which I am too, why would they make you go higher? Was it iinet trying to bump you up? I am curious as my area will be getting it next year, not sure when though. What are the problems with it? Thanks for the info. T
    olgi
    18th Nov 2011
    7:07pm
    Hi terrib , mate let me say up front I have nothing to gain or I am not trying to bad name iinet , there are lots of plans lots of choices I am just showing my recent dealings also I don`t have all the info ok ! , so now this is what I was told by iinet customer service all that I previously showed and in my situation here in hobart tas` now that I am on NBN with the fibre optic lines in place ( they use old copper or part of ?? I think to connect to your home ? but once it is installed that is it , I think that you have an option to connect or not , I am in a rental so not real sure , my dealing with iinet was I was on NBN Trial they later stated! they later tried to get me to go to a larger more expensive plan I said I believe I signed a 2 year plan am I signed or on a trial where i could look about ?? they backed down result I am still on my orrig` start up plan , don`t let the buggers screw you !! thretten Industry ombudsman etc` , also what i say is most plans are similar to adsl , yes you can get very fast speeds I haven`t tried , also I am very happy on the basic low speed it suits me , but no diff` to adsl keep Well mate G
    terrib
    18th Nov 2011
    8:45pm
    Thanks olgi for the info. I will see what happens when they get to my area & I will look into things carefully. I know what ISP's can do, have had my fingers burnt before but I also don't trust the government & their schemes. I believe wireless would have been better as I also believe the set top box is a scam. If they are allowing over $300 per person far better to give a voucher & let the owner decide whether to buy a set top box or a LCD TV. Money will be there to go the whole way. Can't tell me a set top box costs that much. Leaves it open for another scam like the insulation. Anyway thank you again & good luck.


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