Standing up for Canberra

NBN confirms Tuggeranong remains off the map

Federal Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann has once again called on the Abbott-Turnbull Government to prioritise Canberra’s NBN rollout, after an NBN spokeswoman again confirmed Tuggeranong has been left off the three year rollout map.

During an interview on 666 ABC radio this morning, host Genevieve Jacobs specifically asked the NBN spokeswoman whether “the vast majority of people in Tuggeranong, one of the major population nodes in Canberra, will not be getting the NBN for at least three years, if not more, that is accurate to say?”

“Under our current construction plan, yes.”

NBN Corporate Affairs Manager Kelly Stevens – 10 December 2015

This once again proves that people living in Canberra’s south have been let down by this Abbott-Turnbull Government.

Tuggeranong 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.

This is creating a digital divide between the north and south of Canberra.

These Canberrans are being denied opportunities in small business, education and civil society.

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.