Kate Lundy is drawing attention to the Liberals yanking the rug out from under the feet of those already signed up for NBN connection:
The Abbott Government has terminated the National Broadband Network’s fibre rollout in multiple Canberra suburbs, leaving local residents and businesses having to rely on last century’s copper for their broadband.
The rollouts in Belconnen, Bruce, Cook, Macquarie, Aranda, Dickson, O’Connor, Turner, Braddon, Reid, Campbell, Acton and the City have all been terminated.
This means over 19,000 Canberra premises which were expecting to receive fibre in a matter of months will now be denied the service.
Residents and businesses in the affected areas will be left with one of two choices: battle on using outdated copper, or fork out up to $5,000 to have fibre connected to their home or business.