Australians react to NBN rollout in limbo (NSW SUBURBS in NBN limbo)
Australians have unleashed their fury on the National Broadband Network after documents showed thousands of households and businesses are still waiting to be connected.
An exclusive News Corp Australia report today revealed more than 120 Australian suburbs are still in NBN limbo, with the company behind the $51 billion infrastructure project unable to reveal when it will be ready to deliver broadband in the areas.
And the towns in question are not beyond the black stump — many are in our capital cities.
Furious readers from across Australia ripped into the NBN, complaining about everything from slow speeds to connection delays.
“I recently moved house. Went from Cable internet at 70mbps to NBN at 40mbps … this whole thing us (sic) a joke,” Herald Sun reader Ian wrote.
Michael, a Victorian, says the government should be held accountable: “This is a complete failure of both Labor & Liberal Governments. Terrible advise originally given to the Rudd/Gillard Govt that set unrealistic time frames & costs. And completely unfair price structures were (sic) I pay the same price for my 20mbps fibre to the node & Fibre to the premises get 80-100 mbps for the same price. Should not have to pay the same price for fibre to the node. Ripped Off!!”
Among nearly 100 comments on the Adelaide Advertiser’s report, one angry customer described it at “the biggest waste ever”.
“We had NBN installed over six months ago with unexpected problems and technicians that seemed uninformed and detached. We’ve noticed no improvement in net speed and ultimately had to spend hundreds on a smart modem and additional cordless phones,” Lou wrote.
Readers are frustrated by the rollout and speed of the NBN.
Readers are frustrated by the rollout and speed of the NBN.Source:istock
“It’s highly frustrating all around for negative service and performance change. We were better off under the old system. They should’ve left sleeping dogs lie and saved all the costs, dramas, hassles.”
Another hit out at huge installation delays.
“We got a letter saying we would be getting NBN here in Magill in December 2015,” Robyn wrote.
“An NBN box was attached to our house in May this year. We have now been told that it will be at least June 2020 before NBN will be brought down our street.”
Many said the connection failed to improve on ADSL2+ speeds, and monthly costs were expensive.
NSW SUBURBS in NBN LIMBO:
Lane Cove North
Lane Cove West
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