Today's a big day in the life of the National Broadband network.
First, NBNCo, the body charged with implementing thenetwork, announced the locations where it work for the next year. 28 locations, covering 485,000 premises, will get the NBN treatment. But if your suburb's name is on the list below don't start planning to flick the switch: NBNCo says it will take about a year from the moment it digs a hole to the time when you can actually hook up (once you are hooked up, here's what to expect).
A couple of hours later, Telstra shareholders approved the $11billion deal that will see it give up its copper network so NBNCo can use its ducts and other assets to bring links to your home or business.
While that was happening, price comparison service WhistleOut released a blog comparing NBN and ADSL2+ pricing that finds NBN plans are often cheaper.
You can find the blog post here, but we've popped in a shortcut to one of the charts below.
And now for that list of new locations; we hope your town has made it!
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Seaford / McLaren Vale