Anne Stanley MP, Federal Member for Werriwa today welcomed the announcement that a Shorten Labor Government will end six years of Liberal chaos with a responsible plan to improve the National Broadband Network (NBN).
Under Labor's plan, up to 2,900 households in Werriwa will benefit from our improvements.
· Problematic in-home wiring (between telephone sockets in the home) can cause interference to NBN signals in Fibre to the Node households.
· This interference reduces signal quality to the modem, which in turn causes dropouts and slower speeds.
NBNCo have undertaken a trial which found fixing the in-home cabling improved reliability, reduced dropouts and improved attainable speeds by an average of 11 megabits per second.
· It currently costs $150 for households to have this problem fixed because it does not fall within the responsibility of either the NBN or the retail provider.
· This issue is estimated to impact up to 1 in 5 households who have Fibre to the Node connections.
· Under our plan, NBNCo will work with retail providers to fix these problems at no cost to the end user.
· NBN can remotely identify which homes are impacted and which are not.
· If a Fibre to the Node household is identified by NBNCo as having a problem, a technician will be offered to fix the problem at no cost, with the consumers consent.
· This could benefit up to 1 in 5 households on Fibre to the Node, including up to 2,900 households in Werriwa.
Quotes attributable to Anne Stanley MP:
· "I welcome this announcement. Households in Werriwa deserve a network that is both affordable and reliable."
· "I have been working for the past three years to improve the poor speeds of the NBN in Werriwa"
· "Labor's policy to improve NBN performance will provide long overdue relief for a number of my constituents."