Leu irked by tardy nbn rollout to Port
DOUGLAS Shire Mayor Julia Leu has questioned the pace of the roll out of the nbn network following a new rollout plan that shows Port Douglas is not scheduled to be connected until the first quarter of 2017.
On radio this week she said she had been “following up” with Warren Entsch [MP for Leichhardt] regarding the implementation of the nbn.
Ms Leu said the pace of the roll out had been disappointing. “Every week that goes by there’s a need for reliable, fast and very effective communications. It is paramount.”
Nbn is slated for 6520 homes and businesses in Douglas.
The new rollout plan, which extends out to September 2018, provides a breakdown of when the network will be starting in specific locations and the type of technology that will be used.
In Douglas, 5000 homes and businesses in Craiglie and Port Douglas will benefit from the upgrade to Fibre to the Node broadband, with construction to start in the first quarter of 2017.
In the first half of 2017, the roll-out will continue to Bonnie Doon, Cooya Beach and Mossman, with 1400 properties accessing Fibre to the Node.
A further 120 households in Mowbray will have Fixed Wireless broadband with construction starting in the third quarter of 2016.
Check your suburb’s rollout at: www.nbnco.com.au/rolloutplan