Broken promises leave Adelaide’s southern suburbs waiting for the real NBN

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare and Member for Kingston Amanda Rishworth will host a forum in Hallett Cove tonight to hear from local residents who have poor internet access and still have no idea when they will get the Coalition’s second rate NBN. 

Under Labor the 20,300 homes and business in Hallett Cove and surrounding suburbs like Happy Valley, Lonsdale, O’Halloran Hill, Old Reynella, Reynella, Reynella East, Sheidow Park, Trott Park, Woodcroft were slated to get the super-fast Fibre-to-the-Premises NBN by the end of June 2016 under the former Labor Government.

These residents and businesses will miss out on the real NBN and will instead have to rely on a second rate old copper system.

To make it worse, residents of Morphett Vale, Noarlunga Downs, Hackham, Port Noarlunga, Christie Downs, Christies Beach, Onkaparinga Hills, and O’Sullivan Beach have still not been told when they will get the NBN, or the type of NBN they get.

This is Malcolm Turnbull’s failed legacy on the most important piece of infrastructure to unleash innovation and productivity in the digital economy.

Under Labor, 93 per cent of Australian homes and businesses would have been connected to the superfast fibre-to-the premises NBN which comes with internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. 

Instead, residents in these suburbs and across the country will be left with a second rate version of the NBN that will have to be upgraded down the track.

Residents and businesses in the Southern Suburbs, like all Australians, deserve better than Malcolm Turnbull and the Coalition Government’s lies and broken promises on the NBN.


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