Great disappointment but no shocks at the roll-out plan for the NBN high-speed broadband network announced today.
Apart from two new housing estates the Northern Rivers seems to have been declared an NBN-free zone for at least the next three years.
What happened to the promises that most needy areas would be addressed first?
So we crawl along with speeds less than five per cent of other developed countries’.
It’s no wonder we struggle to attract clean green new business to the area. A high-speed network is the first item on their list of requirements. It’s just not good enough to have great beaches, perfect waves and nice people.
I implore our federal representatives to fight on our behalf for a commitment to installation within this term of parliament.
If not, our chances are greatly reduced with the coalition promising to scrap the scheme all together.