Labor will fibre up Perth
17 Jun 2016
THE HON JASON CLARE MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS
MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND
LABOR CANDIDATE FOR PERTH
A Shorten Labor Government will prioritise the rollout of 21st century optic fibre to the electorate of Perth.
An incoming Shorten Labor Government will direct NBN Co to prioritise the rollout of Fibre-to-the-Premises to approximately 26,000 homes and businesses in Bayswater, Inglewood, Maylands, Bedford and parts of Menora and Mount Lawley.
Fast broadband will create local jobs. This is why a Shorten Labor Government will roll out Fibre-to-the-Premises to up to two million homes and businesses across the nation, including approximately 26,000 homes and businesses in Maylands and surrounding suburbs.
In 2013, Malcolm Turnbull promised that the people in Maylands and surrounding suburbs would get the NBN this year.
Three years later and the rollout of Malcolm Turnbull’s second-rate NBN in these suburbs has not even started.
“Residents and business operators in Perth who rely on the Maylands exchange have been struggling with any form of broadband for years,” Labor’s candidate for Perth,
Tim Hammond, said.
“Yet still, Maylands and surrounding suburbs aren’t even on Malcolm Turnbull’s three-year rollout plan.
“And if the blackspots weren’t bad enough, homes and business in Perth have been abandoned by the Liberals, forced to wait for even the second-rate and antiquated copper wire option.
“Only Labor will fix Malcolm Turnbull’s NBN mess and deliver the vital infrastructure of the 21st century to the people of Perth.”