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November 30, 2021

Internet in Byron is abysmal

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Neil Matterson, Byron Bay

If you are reading this letter it is because I was lucky enough find an internet access point window with fewer users, which allowed me the time to press send. Public access to the internet in Byron at the moment is abysmal. Pre COVID-19 it was at times no better, particularly when the town was inundated with tourists.

With all the talk now of ‘everyone’ working from home, I fear that Byron Bay, and a large section of Australia, will not have the capacity for reliable and productive output with our country’s less than reliable internet.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Yes what a good idea fibre to the premises now appears and Tony Abbot’s estimate of 25mps being more than adequate a stance that won’t age well!
    Then we have 4g and 5g but it doesn’t help if the Byron Shire conspiracists oppose any new infrastructure. I trust they are not the same ones doing the complaining.

  2. Liz: You can bet on it that some are complaining and campaigning against 5G – using their equally dangerous (not) 4G phones.

  3. Byron, the overpriced town with no infrastructure. It is a facade of a town. See how useful all those yoga centres and bespoke restaurants owned by outsiders are for locals over the next 6 months.

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