MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO IMPROVE NBN SERVICES FOR REGIONAL AUSTRALIANS

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has revealed the true nature of disruptions to residents and business on the NBN.

The ACMA has found one in three households have been left without a phone or internet service when connecting to the NBN with “technical issues” given as the reason for a majority of disruptions.  In fact, more than 10 per cent of households were still without phone or internet after a month.

This supports what Labor and the community already knew: that the Turnbull Government is trying to cover up massive problems with the rollout of their second-rate broadband.

How can it be that more than halfway through this project, regional consumers continue to experience this level of faults, failures and disruptions?

It is a shocking indictment on Turnbull and NBN that they continue to bury their heads in the sand and pretend nothing is wrong.

Something must be done and done without delay.  As the Turnbull Government prepares for the planned 3.6GHz spectrum auction to support the introduction of 5G services, there continues to be questions over its ability to deliver telecommunications in regional Australia.

The Government and NBN need to act now to represent regional residents and business which have been left to bear the brunt of the Government’s poor broadband decisions.