Central Coast left with a second rate NBN

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare and Senator for New South Wales Deborah O’Neill will host a forum in Gosford today to hear from local residents who are being forced to make do with Malcolm Turnbull’s second rate version of the NBN.

Under Labor, more than 100,000 homes and businesses were scheduled to get superfast Fibre-to-the-Premises NBN connections by the end of 2016.

Work had fortunately already started to connect residents in parts of Gosford and Long Jetty before the change of Government so these homes and businesses are enjoying the world class Fibre-to-the-Premises connections.

The rest of the Central Coast was cruelly ripped off the map and will have to make do with a second rate version of the NBN that relies on the old copper network.

Suburbs like Gorokan, Terrigal, Woy Woy, Wyong and many others are being left with a second rate version of the NBN that will have to be upgraded down the track.

Malcolm Turnbull is creating two classes of people on the Central Coast – those who are lucky enough to have fibre all the way to the home and those who are not.

Residents and businesses across the Central Coast, like all Australians, deserve better than the second rate version of the NBN that Malcolm Turnbull is giving them.