One thing Australia needs is fast internet, I'm currently in the UK and my home network is a slow 8MB/s you can get 20MB/s here, and when I say MB I mean MegaByte not Mb or MegaBit, I actually can download 8MBs every second meaning a 80MB file takes 10 seconds to download and I can get almost 500MB in a minute. Even at 25megabits per second, what the coalition want to offer that's only 3.125MB/second, useless! AUSTRALIA NEEDS FAST INTERNET! I should also say mine is UNLIMITED bandwidth for roughly $40 a month, including phone line rental! Come on Australia, get better internet!

Every time I hear NBN I think of the channel that we got in Newcastle NBN! It confuses me!

Now onto the article I wanted to post:
Sydney's first NBN connection drops out
Sydney's first NBN connection drops out

5:22pm May 5, 2013

The first day the national broadband network was turned on in Sydney, the connection dropped out.

At Blacktown's Max Webber Library on Sunday, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy turned the NBN on for Sydney's first 1,300 premises in the area.

But while Melbourne-based children's author Andy Griffiths was reading from one of his books via videolink, the connection failed.
"There was obviously a technical glitch there," Senator Conroy said.
"Technical glitches happen. You'll have to ask Optus, but they were able to restore it."
An NBN Co spokesman said the fault was due to a glitch in the audio-visual software rather than the NBN itself, and the connection was restored in seconds.
Optus, which provides the library's internet, said the loss of connection was not an Optus issue.
Despite the inauspicious start, Senator Conroy said the government's NBN was superior to the coalition's proposal.
"Tony Abbott wants to take Labor's NBN and turn it into the equivalent of building the Sydney Harbour Bridge with just one lane," he said.
Though he admitted rollout targets had been missed, he said construction would begin or be completed for 1.3 million additional premises by June 2016, taking the total to 4.8 million across the country.

But opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull said the NBN would be lucky to meet 15 per cent of its June 30 target.
"It's proceeding at a snail's pace," he told reporters in Sydney on Sunday.
"So far this year it's been passing 5,000 premises a month. On that basis it would take centuries to complete the job."
If elected, the coalition says it would offer all households and businesses minimum download speeds of 25 megabits a second (Mbps) by the end of its first term in 2016.
But Labor's current NBN offers download speeds of up to 100 Mbps and aims to give Australians access to speeds of up to one gigabit per second.
Mr Turnbull said speed wasn't the point.
"(25Mbps) is a quarter of the top speed the government is offering but ... it's not the actual speed that matters, it's what you can do with it," he said.

"The government is fixated on very high speeds, but they can't deliver."
NBN Co forecast that high-speed fibre-optic cable would pass 341,000 premises by June 30, but in March it downgraded that figure to between 190,000 and 220,000.
Mr Turnbull said it was critical to get all Australians' connectivity speeds up to a high level to enable them to do everything they wanted online today, and then upgrade the network over time according to demand.

The coalition's NBN plan is projected to cost $29.5 billion and be completed by 2019, while Labor's plan is expected to cost $44.1 billion and be finished two years later.