Most of Ipswich and the Somerset Region to be left with second-rate NBN

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare and Member for Blair Shayne Neumann today met with local residents affected by the Abbott Government’s broken promises on the NBN.

Before the election Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull promised that all Australians would have access to the NBN by 2016. After the election, they broke this promise.

It is now May 2015 and most residents of Ipswich and the Somerset Region still don’t know when they will get the NBN, or what type of NBN they will get.

Mr Clare and Mr Neumann met with Ipswich City Council representatives, local State MP’s and most importantly local residents, who are struggling to get an ADSL connection and are completely in the dark as to when the NBN will get to them.

In places where the NBN is scheduled to be rolled out residents will be forced to make do with a network that relies on last century’s copper.

About 58,000 homes and business across Australia where work had commenced and residents were expecting Labor’s world class fibre-to-the-premises network have been ripped off the map by Malcolm Turnbull and will instead have to make do with the Coalition’s second rate NBN.

That includes about 2,000 homes in New Chum, Redbank Plains and Collingwood Park.

The Abbott Government has not just broken the promises they made on education, health and pensions; they have also broken their promises on the NBN.

Under Labor residents across Ipswich and the Somerset Region would have got the super-fast fibre-to-the-premises NBN. More than 50,000 homes and businesses were included in Labor’s three year rollout plan.

The people of Ipswich, the Somerset Region and throughout all of Queensland deserve better than Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott’s lies and broken promises.

FRIDAY, 8 MAY 2015