Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, has taken time out of his busy schedule to open Melbourne’s first NBN enabled cafe in Brunswick, in Melbourne’s north.


The Hungry Birds café is attached to a building housing eight small businesses, all of which are connected to the NBN's fixed line high-speed broadband.


"Not only does Hungry Birds provide great food and coffee, but its customers can also experience the speed of the NBN through free Wi-Fi," Senator Conroy said.


"This is the first cafe in Melbourne connected to the NBN, but as the rollout gathers pace I expect cafes like this will become the norm. It is great to see a small business like Hungry Birds embrace the NBN."


To show the NBN's capabilities over Wi-Fi, Senator Conroy and Mr Thomson were part of a video conference with three NBN-enabled Digital Hubs in Brunswick; Townsville, Queensland; and Kiama, New South Wales.