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IN PICTURES: Pushing the button on the NBN in Tasmania

Last week, the National Broadband Network was officially launched in Tasmania by Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, and Tasmanian Premier, David Bartlett. In these pictures they pose with the big blue button at the official launch, and meet and greet the public — despite the fact that some residents and businesses in Tasmania have already been getting NBN services for weeks. There's also some pictures of installation in progress.

  • Tasmanian Premier, David Bartlett, Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, with the blue launch button

  • The PM with one of the schoolchildren at the event

  • The alunch

  • It's online! And has been for a while ...

  • The Prime Minister surfs the Net, Tassie NBN style, with one of the locals residents

  • launch business

  • On the installation road with the NBN

  • On the installation road with the NBN

  • On the installation road with the NBN

  • On the installation road with the NBN

  • On the installation road with the NBN

  • On the installation road with the NBN

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