Little Lane Dental in Mullumbimby have now been without a phone for over six weeks following the roll out of the NBN which has failed to facilitate their connection to the NBN network.
NBN has defended its plan to build a tower within 500 metres of schools at Durrumbul, first denying the education department had a policy on the issue, then later saying that it didn't implement it.
Labor’s Page candidate, Patrick Deegan, is tackling the government over issues including long waits for Centrelink clients, patchy mobile reception and an inadequate NBN rollout.
While Jason Statham waved away inquisitive onlookers with a surly, ‘It’s for the NBN’ , George Clooney and Matt Damon worked their way ever closer to the underground vault…
The failure of NBN to meet the promised roll out and delivery of services were a key focus of the meeting between MP Justine Elliot, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications, Stephen Jones MP and locals.
That’s the question many northern rivers residents are asking, plagued as many of us are by paying high prices for third-world internet services.
A dispute over adequate consultation for a proposed fixed-wireless tower in Coorabell is just one of many issues residents face as NBN Co and Visionstream forge ahead in constructing the tower.
A proposed 49-metre lattice-style NBN tower has activated Coorabell residents after NBN avoided lodging a DA with Byron Shire Council.
Last week they were at each other’s throats over mobile phone black spots. This week, the major parties have turned their attention to broadband, or what passes for that on the NSW north coast.
Residents of the Byron suburb of Sunrise face more than a year without internet access when their neighbourhood becomes a dead spot after north coast internet service provider Linknet closes on January 31.
What was once described as the dress circle of Murwillumbah is now home for NBN’s latest tower in the Tweed Shire. Marie Cameron follows the struggle of local residents to prevent its erection.
The corporation tasked with the the rollout of NBN towers and fixed lines across the country has ignored pleas to halt a controversial tower being built close to residents at Clothiers Creek, west of Cabarita Beach despite resident claims it is illegal.
Diane Morrison, Clothiers Creek. The vast majority of Australians, including ourselves, want a faster, cheaper and more reliable internet service. The national broadband network (note lower case) is almost akin to motherhood and its significance for both business and personal use is hard to deny.
While the nationwide rollout of high-speed internet continues, any plans for Byron Shire are yet to be announced. The federally owned NBN Co has been tasked with the job, which has been described as ‘the largest infrastructure project in Australia’s history.’
Some rural areas of the northern rivers have finally received broadband quality internet services following the installation of 4G ‘fixed wireless’ towers by NBN Co. But larger communities could be waiting years to see any dramatic improvement.
Tony Gibbs, NBN Co Community Relations. In response to NBN tower opposed in Rosebank (Echonetdaily, June 17), NBN Co acknowledges there is a range of opinions regarding the proposed fixed wireless facility at 191 Repentance Creek Road.
Rosebank residents are opposing a NBN wireless tower – planned for later in the year – with resident Steven Davies claiming that a survey so far has over 140 locals saying ‘no’ to the tower and only five in favour.
Peter Nielson, Byron Bay. In response to community requests, Byron Council has extended to 17 March the DA exhibition period for the proposed NBN Co. 4G LTE fixed wireless tower at Main Arm.
Peter Leishman, Upper Main Arm. Many readers may have noticed that representatives of NBN Co and Visionstream Telecommunications have been doing the rounds of Byron Shire's hinterland recently.