No con­nec­tion in Childers

Isis Town and Country - - News -

MANY of us at one time or an­other would be guilty of moan­ing and com­plain­ing about the slow­ness of in­ter­net down­loads.

One Childers res­i­dent has reached boil­ing point while wait­ing to be con­nected to the Na­tional Broad­band Net­work.

Peter Tyrrell said he has been fight­ing with NBN to get a wire­less con­nec­tion to his home since late last year.

Mr Tyrrell wanted to take his com­plaint and frus­tra­tions to so­cial me­dia but un­for­tu­nately no con­nec­tion.

“Some ar­eas of Childers and Howard have ac­cess and other ar­eas don’t. Ap­ple Tree Creek has full ac­cess to NBN,” he said.

Mr Tyrrell said he couldn’t un­der­stand how ran­dom houses around town were al­ready con­nected but not an en­tire street.

The NBN web­site sug­gests some ar­eas in Childers will need to wait un­til 2018 be­fore they can con­nect and ac­cess the ser­vice.

“It’s amaz­ing when all NBN wire­less is only a high speed ver­sion of 4G wifi,” Mr Tyrrell said.

Since the in­ter­net was turned on in the late 1990s Aus­tralians have de­manded faster and cheaper ser­vices from their providers and NBN is no dif­fer­ent.

“All I want is bet­ter ser­vice and con­nec­tion and it looks like I will be wait­ing two years be­fore I will see im­prove­ments,” Mr Tyrrell said.

He would like to see more sup­port and com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween the au­thor­i­ties set­ting up th­ese sys­tems.

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