NBN being officially launched in Geraldton next week

The moment you've all been waiting for...  

Well, at least those who prefer to get their movies from an online source rather than the local DVD rental store.  

Government officials will be in Geraldton on Tuesday and Wednesday next week to officially launch the high speed internet dubbed the National Broadband Network.  

A community forum will be held Tuesday evening, for those of you that want to know more. 

When: 7-8pm Tuesday 9 July 2013
Where: Function Room City of Greater Geraldton Civic Centre 63 Cathedral Avenue Geraldton, WA 6530
Turn right at main entrance and follow signs to after-hours entrance

Places are limited, so you'll need to confirm your attendance:
Email: community.forums@dbcde.gov.au
or Phone: 1800 023 076

For those of you that were hoping for the government's face of the NBN to show up in Geraldton to press the big red button, namely Stephen Conroy, we're sorry to inform you that he resigned his roll as Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy in protest of Mr Kevin Rudd resuming the role of Labor leader. 

Since that time the new Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has taken on the portfolio, but he too will not be travelling to Geraldton for the launch. 

Instead, the Minister for Regional Communications, the Hon. Sharon Bird, will attend the Geraldton NBN Community Forum, along with Senator Louise Pratt.

Darren Alexander, Chief Executive Officer of Autech, will also be presenting at the Tuesday evening Community Forum. Mr Alexander is passionate about internet communication technology and small business and is regularly requested to speak at forums around Australia on subjects such as challenges facing small business, how to use ICT to improve your business model, and how the NBN will transform small business. 

If you would like to know if your home will be connected next week, click here visit the NBN website.

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