NBN connects test customers in Willunga

Hot off the heels of the launch in Armidale last month, Willunga looks set to get its first National Broadband Network (NBN) trial customer on Monday.

Hot off the heels of the launch in Armidale last month, Willunga looks set to get its first National Broadband Network (NBN) trial customer on Monday.

Raaj Menon, a 49-year-old South Australian technology distributor and self-confessed "digital dreamer" will be the first connected in the South Australian first release site on 27 June, he revealed on his blog earlier this week.

"I will be getting 100Mb downstream and 40Mb upstream. So, will be interesting to see whether I get anywhere close to those speeds on the local mirror," he said.

Menon will be conducting a number of speed tests using an AVM Fritz!Boz router, testing Voice over IP (VoIP) and video, among other things.

NBN Co confirmed to ZDNet Australia that it had begun connecting customers to test the network, but was not yet ready to formally switch on the service in Willunga.

"We are starting to connect test customers, but we will get a number on-board through several providers before we publicly mark the switch on," NBN Co said.

When Armidale was launched last month, four ISPs recruited a total of seven test customers for the service. It is expected that full commercial services will begin in September.