Turnbull's NBN cuts leave Central Coast residents in limbo

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare and Senator for New South Wales Deborah O'Neill today met with residents in Tascott, some of 16,900 locals wiped off the NBN rollout map by the Coalition Government. WEBPIC_Central_Coast__with_Deborah_ONeill

"A number of residents have called and spoken to me at community events since the election to express their fear that the Coalition will not roll out the NBN on the coast," said Senator O'Neill.

"There was no warning. No apology and no real explanation from the Government and what's going to happen next."

"Malcolm Turnbull needs to explain to Central Coast residents, who had been promised the NBN, when they will be connected and what NBN model they will get."

"Malcolm Turnbull is creating a digitally divided Coast – some Coasties will have fibre all the way to their homes whilst others will be forced to make do with the Coalition's second rate fibre-to-the-node model," said Senator O'Neill.

Jason Clare said the Government's decision to rip 16,900 Central Coast homes and businesses off the NBN rollout map leaves local residents unsure of when the NBN will get to them.

"Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull have pulled the plug on homes and businesses right across the Central Coast that were expecting to receive fibre to the home. This has left local residents in limbo," Mr Clare said.

"Malcolm Turnbull is creating two classes of people here: those that will have fibre all the way to their homes and those that will not."

"The decision to rip 16,900 Central Coast homes and businesses off the NBN rollout map is a slap in the face to locals who were expecting fibre-to-the-premises broadband."

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