Yesterday a very helpful technician from Telstra installed my new NBN (National Broadband Network) modem and an NBN compatible handset in my living room and bedroom.  Today, the NBN technician hooked me up to the network at the node, which is on a street corner 100 odd metres from my home. The broadband service for much of Australia is fibre to the node, thence copper wire to the premises. I had to send a couple of emails with photos attached this afternoon and the upload speed was much quicker than before.