MEDIA RELEASE - ADELAIDE'S SOUTH DEALT A DUD NBN - 26 JULY 2017

Federal Member for Kingston Amanda Rishworth MP hosted an NBN Forum in Christies Beach with Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland MP last night to hear community concerns about the large amount of broadband problems in the area.

Ms Rishworth said she has been contacted by scores of local residents and businesses who are frustrated and fed up with the Liberal Government’s second-rate NBN.

Among the issues raised, residents were frustrated with -

  • Buck passing on solving issues between NBNCo and Retail Service Providers
  • Lack of coverage, with some residents in Hallett Cove forced to rely on dongles for their sole internet access
  • Fibre to the Node reliability for medical alarms
  • Missed appointments by contractors, and
  • Unreliable connectivity on the NBN, with some residents working in IT unable to do their jobs effectively.  

“It is unacceptable that many residents and small businesses in the South of Adelaide are still waiting to be connected to the NBN,” Member for Kingston Amanda Rishworth said.

“To make matters worse, for many who have finally been connected, they are receiving poor and unreliable internet connection,” Ms Rishworth said.

“The NBN stories we have heard here in the suburbs of Adelaide resonate with people across the country from weeks without internet to constant drop outs,” Michelle Rowland said.

“It beggars belief that Malcolm Turnbull still thinks so highly of himself and his ‘fraudband’. Australians know the real truth firsthand,” Ms Rowland said.

“This is a second-rate network that costs more and does less – and residents and small businesses across Australia are suffering as a result,” Ms Rowland said.