NBN Armidale launch: photos Summary: The National Broadband Network (NBN) was officially launched at Armidale today by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy and Independent MP Tony Windsor. By ZDNet Australia Staff | May 18, 2011 -- 02:29 GMT (19:29 PDT) Previous | Next Image 1 of 8 (Credit: NBN Co) Construction in progress at Armidale. (Credit: NBN Co) A pit where NBN fibre was installed. Topics: NBN, Broadband Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.