We are hearing that Senator Stephen Controy is making an announcement at 1.30 today of the first 20 sites to receive the National Broadband network rollout, and that Gungahlin is on that list.
Construction looks due to commence in the second quarter of 2011, so not immediately but it’ll come around fairly quickly.
If this tip is correct, then it’s a credit to Russ Gillon who has made it his special mission to raise the issue of Gungahlin’s (and the poor internet service through his website www.actbroadband.net, Kate Lundy for pursuing the issue over a number of years, GCC volunteers going back years before my time (particularly Kevin Cox), and all the residents who have chimed in with their online comments, letters and support.
Don’t forget our meeting on Wednesday 7.30pm Palmerston Community Centre, where Telstra Countrywide GM Chris Taylor will appear to respond to criticisms of Telstra’s part in this sorry situation to date. Details on our website. We’ll be pursuing an explanation as to why Telstra should not be giving a pro rata refund to people with 8Mbps services that Telstra has been shaping to cope with the congestion.