By Renee Bogatko, Image Credit – Alexandre Farias/123rf.com
Frustration is growing for residents in Canberra’s south, who could be waiting several months to be connected to the National Broadband Network.
It’s after it was revealed, a bunch of suburbs on the southside will be waiting until between January and June next year for the rollout.
Canberra MP Gai Brodtmann said locals deserve better.
“This latest delay means Canberrans are left waiting for at least another 12 months for the rollout to even begin in their suburb,” she said.
“And what’s so breathtaking is the government and the NBN Co haven’t even had the decency to explain to Canberrans – why the delay?”
The suburbs affected are Greenway, Monash, Bonython, Isabella Plains, Gordon, Calwell, Conder, Banks, Theodore, Richardson, Chisholm, Gilmore, Gowrie Macarthur, Fadden and Parkes.
It’s understood, small pockets of the rollout have taken place in parts of Narrabundah, Forrest, Kingston, Red Hill, Barton and Griffith, and will continue later this year.
But, residents in most of these suburbs also face a similar timeframe to those on the southside.
Ms Brodtmann said it’s just one delay after another, after suburbs in parts of Tuggeranong were due for the rollout to start in April this year.
“Then, the rollout was delayed to July to September this year and now we have news from NBN Co last week that the rollout was going to be delayed even further a second time, between January and June 2019.”
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