NBN. Where is ours?

March 31st, 2012

I am so annoyed that our region has missed out on NBN. This network is our key to the future. We need it and we need it now. We do not want to be stuck in the internet dark ages. Please spread the word and lets collectively ask our Federal Leaders Paul and Warren what can be done!
We have suburban areas that can’t even access ADSL let alone the country areas.
The Fraser Coast needs to keep up with the Joneses. Yes Council has provided the Widelinx network which is an excellent tool for business, but residential users require fast, affordable and fail safe internet connectivity also. I am always surprised how many of my friends, colleagues and neighbours earn or supplement their living via the net. We live in a rapidly changing world. We need to be on the NBN train not left behind.

5 Responses to “NBN. Where is ours?”

  1. Ben Mayon 31 Mar 2012 at 5:27 pm

    The Fraser Coast desperately needs it, just like the other tens of thousands of towns/areas that do.

    Playing devils advocate, you look at Hervey Bay – with a large elderly demographic and low socioeconomic rate – why would the govt be rushing to put it in here, they want towns with that’ll have huge take up rates etc.

    Then – not to mention political variable – and who knows!

  2. Dingosimonon 31 Mar 2012 at 5:35 pm

    It would be quicker and cheaper if Telstra installed more Wireless Towers in the required areas, but they are now having problems with people refusing to have Towers in their area. So Telstra cant win either way, and there we lose.

  3. Colin Burton 31 Mar 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Never mind NBN – just get the existing ADSL working properly. My Telstra owned copper wire and telephone exchange between them attenuate my reasonably effective download speed – the speed I pay for – to the degree that videos are only delivered in ten second bursts. Put them on pause and go for a cup of coffee or play a game of Freecell while they trickle down the line . Do Telstra care ? What do you think. And if and when the NBN does get here, at twice the price, ADSL will be neglected completely so as to sell NBN .

  4. Matt Murphyon 02 Apr 2012 at 8:57 am

    Have to agree with Mr Burt on the local quality of service issues. For the last 18 months I have been talking to Telstra more through the TIO than their own staff due to reliability issues with ADSL in the region.

    But with the take-up increasing as areas gain access to the NBN, the cost should come down. Remember when dial up used to cost $50 a month, and the first ADSL services were even more? Now we have free dial up accounts and ADSL from less than $10 a month.

    I have been keeping up to date with the rollout using the nbn website newsletters. Doesn’t speed things up, but keeps me in the loop. http://www.nbnco.com.au/rollout/index.html

    Will look into the Widelinx services in the interim. Although this is the first I have heard of them though.

  5. Sue Brookson 03 Apr 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks for your advice. I have followed it. Ta, Sue

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