Standing up for Canberra

Canberra's NBN petition delivered to Communications Minister

Federal Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann has presented her NBN petition to the Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield.

More than 775 people signed the petition, calling for Canberra’s NBN rollout to be prioritised.

Ms Brodtmann started the petition after holding an NBN community forum where Canberrans expressed their frustration at the speed at which the Abbott-Turnbull Government’s second rate version of the NBN is rolling out.

“The vast majority of Tuggeranong is not even listed on the latest three year rollout map,” Ms Brodtmann said.

“This means suburbs like Monash and Theodore, which have the lowest rating in the country for both availability and quality of broadband, won’t have access to the NBN for at least three years.

“People living in Canberra’s south have again been let down by this Abbott-Turnbull Government.

“The lack of internet access is impeding the ability of Canberrans to maximise opportunities and realise their potential in small business, education and civil society.

“Thank you to everyone who has signed my petition – hopefully the Minister will take notice of our concerns.”

Around the rest of the country, half a million homes and business with terrible internet access will be left waiting for the NBN at the end of 2018.

Under Labor, every home in the ACT would have had access to a world-class fibre-to-the-premises version of the NBN.

This is just another broken promise from this Abbott-Turnbull Government which has no vision for this country.