"Not one town west of Parramatta or east of Bathurst has been included" in the super-fast broadband in the rollout of new NBN business zones says Macquarie MP Susan Templeman.
The rollout of the first 130 NBN Business Fibre Zones, which provide businesses with access to broadband speeds of up to 1GB, has been announced.
The rollout is scheduled to bypass the entire Western Sydney region, with the Sydney metropolitan, inner west, and NSW regional areas set to benefit.
Ms Templeman, who is also Deputy Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on the NBN, said that the area that is missed contains more than 1 million jobs and more than 218,000 local businesses.
"That means most of the area that the Australian Government designated as the Western Parkland City - where it wants to create 200,000 jobs - is completely left out of the first rollout of this infrastructure," she said.
"The Covid pandemic has shown us how important the internet is to do business, to learn and to stay connected with each other.
"What is the reasoning behind leaving an area that's home and work to so many out of the initial rollout of this new technology?"
Ms Templeman said parts of the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury would still be relying on a "mish-mash of fibre, wireless and satellite technologies".
"And businesses that want access to increased speeds will have to pay for it under the Morrison Government's backflip," she said.
"So they are paying twice for something that should have been provided years ago."