Frustrations over the NBN roll-out

THE opposition spokesman for communications, Jason Clare, and Chifley MP Ed Husic held a public meeting in Woodcroft last week to discuss residents' concerns about the NBN roll-out.

They said all homes and businesses in Woodcroft and Doonside would have received the super-fast fibre-to-the-premises NBN under a federal Labor government. But under the Coalition many residents are forced to rely on the second-rate copper system, they said.

The federal opposition has acknowledged that some areas of Woodcroft and Doonside previously struck off the roll-out maps have been restored by the government and this is welcomed.

However the roll-out needs to be completed to all areas.

"We've seen some progress made in Woodcroft since the entire suburb was scrubbed off the NBN roll-out schedule when the Abbott government came to power last year," Mr Husic said.

"Labor will continue to push the government until everyone gets the service they were promised and deserve."

About 70 residents attended last week's meeting.

Residents in those parts of Woodcroft to which the government has promised fibre to the premises were very happy.

Those outside the roll-out area remain frustrated.

"We're supposed to be living in a democratic country but while I have the right to vote I apparently have no right to high-speed internet at my home," one Woodcroft resident said.

Mr Husic remains committed to continue the battle to have the NBN rolled out to everyone.


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