Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP will be ready to hear local Knox resident’s views on broadband blackspots and the massive delays in the NBN rollout at a local community forum this month.
Federal Member for Aston Alan Tudge MP, who is hosting the forum, says countless locals have contacted him to complain about broadband black spots, poor speed and lack of access.
The Government’s National Broadband Network (NBN) is still at least 3 or more years away for most residents and possibly up to 10 years away (there is no set date for installation for most of the Knox area). The entire project is funded by debt.
Mr Tudge said the forum was an important opportunity for locals to express their concerns and share their ideas on this critical issue.
“Broadband services across Knox have been substandard in many areas for far too long,” Mr Tudge said.
“Locals, and in particular Rowville and Lysterfield residents, are constantly telling me of poor connections, drop outs and reduced speed.”
“I am campaigning to have these issues address quickly, rather than the 10 years plus timeframe provided by NBN co.”
“I encourage locals who are concerned by their broadband service to come along, have a chat to Malcolm and hear about our plan to quickly fix this problem,” Mr Tudge said.
The details of the forum are:
Tuesday April 23
2.00pm – 3.00pm
RAFT Church, 131 Taylors Lane
(Cnr of Kelletts Rd & Taylors Lane), Rowville
RSVP to Alan Tudge’s Office: 9887 3890