The Government must act to ensure better service and accountability for regional businesses facing NBN delays.

Reports of NBN faults, drop-outs and delays in reconnection are an all too common occurrence across regional Australia. It’s not good enough and the Coalition needs to get its act together and ensure NBN Co improve its service offered to regional businesses.

In a week when NBN Co announced new products aimed at supporting large business, it’s clear more needs to be done to cater to Australia’s small business community.

Time and time again, small business surveys have found an overwhelming majority have identify telecommunications as a major barrier.

According to reports, a new survey by ASX-listed Reckon has revealed a staggering 83 per cent of small business lack confidence in the delivery of Turnbull’s second-rate NBN.

The Coalition cannot keep sitting on the sidelines and watching regional businesses struggle.

They must ensure that NBN Co improve their service to regional small businesses and address Australia’s out-dated telecommunications consumer-rights framework. We need a system designed for the technology and issues we face today, not one from last century.

It’s time Turnbull and the Coalition start putting regional Australia first and fix the mess they have created.