FIBRE TO THE NODE STILL NOT DELIVERING MINIMUM NBN SPEEDS

MICHELLE ROWLAND MP.
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FIBRE TO THE NODE STILL NOT DELIVERING MINIMUM NBN SPEEDS
MICHELLE ROWLAND MP
The NBN is still failing to deliver minimum speeds of 25 megabits per second to 139,963 households and businesses connected through Fibre to the Node, a response to a Labor Question on Notice has revealed.
 
This comes despite the Liberals promising everyone would have access to these minimum speeds by the end of 2016:
 
Why is a $51 billion network — that is $21.5 billion over budget and four years behind schedule — still not delivering minimum speeds?
 
It is both a requirement of law and the current NBN Statement of Expectations that all Australians have access to minimum broadband speeds of 25 megabits per second.
 
Yet here we are in 2020 and many Australians on copper NBN infrastructure are still not receiving the most basic broadband capability that was promised.
 
The ongoing lack of transparency is incredibly frustrating for impacted consumers and businesses.
 
Minister Fletcher should set out a clear timetable for delivering what Australians have been promised, and rule out shifting copper households onto the NBN satellite service.
 
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