Bet­ter NBN urged

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Alan­nah MacTier­nan has urged her State col­leagues to con­tinue ag­i­tat­ing for a full fi­bre-to-the-premises Na­tional Broad­band Net­work roll-out or risk fall­ing be­hind in the world econ­omy.

Ms MacTier­nan said busi­ness and in­dus­try in re­gional WA would not be able to com­pete in the global mar­ket while the age­ing cop­per net­work con­tin­ued to pro­vide the link be­tween premises and the NBN nodes.

She said Ger­ald­ton would have a com­par­a­tive ad­van­tage over the rest of WA as the NBN was rolled out in full there be­fore the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment moved to the fi­bre-to-the-node model.

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