LABOR’S NBN policy will leave residents in Paterson waiting longer and paying more for broadband, Liberal Candidate for Paterson, Karen Howard, publicly said last week.
“Under Labor’s NBN you’ll wait longer,” Ms Howard said.
According to Ms Howard, she feels Labor’s NBN policy will slow down the rollout in key areas that the News Of The Area newspapers at Medowie and Myall Coast circulates.
Ms Howard said, “Lemon Tree Passage, Mallabula, Medowie, Salt Ash, Tanilba Bay, Williamtown, Hawks Nest, Pindimar and Tea Gardens because they will dig up everyone’s front garden and driveway – despite technologies being available that avoid this.”
“Labor’s NBN policy means these locations could be waiting until 2022 to connect to the NBN,” she said.
“Under a Coalition Government they will have the NBN over the next two years.”
“Monthly internet bills are also set to rise under Labor, because their policy costs $8 billion more than the Coalition’s.”
“Under Labor’s last mismanaged rollout, just 289 premises in Paterson were able to connect to the NBN. Under the Turnbull Coalition Government, this has increased substantially to 6,428 premises able to connect in Paterson. Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield said Labor’s already tried and failed to