Time warp with NBN
AS I sit here waiting for pages to download – and the kids’ antivirus to update – I wonder how our nightmare of a Government, presided over by some very intelligent but dumb people, managed to stuff up the satellite NBN so badly.
They kept signing up people after the service was fully subscribed.
As the service capacity to deliver fell, they simply set the bar lower.
They came up with a “quick fix” of limiting people’s access across the board, without consideration for how many people used a dish or for what purpose.
They lied about there being no service available to expand, instead telling the half- truth that the Optus system they were using was full, but ignoring the Telstra system.
And they are still waiting for the new satellite to be launched.
But we suffer, the service is about the old dial- up standard at peak times. If you use your limited allocation, you may as well retire hurt. But it’s OK because our esteemed members in Canberra and their advisers aren’t affected.
Could someone put the Government’s computers on this satellite NBN, so something gets done.
Mr Turnbull MP, as Communications Minister, cannot keep blaming his predecessor for the problem. It was overseen by the same bureaucrats who are still there.
The Minister needs to step up with the solution, not blame someone else for the problem.
We have fibre optic cables that go past – but we are not worthy of access. There are whole towns in that boat.
Country Australia is tired of being a second- rate citizen.
CHRIS EASTAUGHFFE, Woodstock.