TV on the blink in Eidsvold
FOR FOUR years the Eidsvold people have battled with the free to air television service provided by the North Burnett Regional Council. TV service is a given in most centres and is mostly taken for granted but in Eidsvold it is hit and miss.
When the announcement came that Eidsvold was to receive digital free to air services many residents turned off their pay TV so they could save a bit of money and enjoy extra commercial channels for free (like every other civilised community).
Well promises, promises from the start the service has not delivered anything like what it was designed to do.
The Federal Government announced at the end of 2009, all free-to-air digital television services would be available to all Australians, no matter where they live.
Well, the Eidsvold people are still waiting and no matter how much complaining comes from Eidsvold and no matter how much money is being spent on the system it still doesn’t work.
The council will have to make a claim on the guarantee that they would have been given on the system and trade it in on something that is substantial and reliable.
On top of that many residents were told that it wasn’t the fault of the transmitter it was the fault of the aerials on their houses and they paid out good money to have new ones fitted and boosters put on and boosters taken off. Something really needs to be done.
The most reliable TV is the ABC in Eidsvold and it works most of the time but I believe that the ABC is not a part of the Council’s setup. I don’t know why the council would get involved in this service in the first place. TV is really not council business. But again the rate payers are paying for something that doesn’t concern them.