MARK COLVIN: Sometime in the next two weeks the company that runs the NBN will release the details of which houses will be connected to the National Broadband Network over the next three years.
By that time NBN Co expects to connect millions of subscribers to the high speed network.
As it stands, the fibre cables can only reach 18,000 or so homes around Australia at the moment. And only just over 2,700 households have actually opted in so far.
But as David Mark discovered, when he visited one of the test communities on the New South Wales south coast, those who have connected to the NBN are generally very happy with it.