Labor’s NBN policy will leave residents in Farrer waiting longer and paying more for broadband, Member for Farrer Sussan Ley said today.

“Under Labor’s NBN you’ll wait longer and pay more,” Ms Ley said.

“Labor’s NBN policy is to slow down the rollout right across our region because they will dig up everyone’s front garden and driveway – despite technologies being available that avoid this.

“Labor’s NBN policy means these locations could be waiting until 2022 to connect to the NBN. Under a Coalition Government they will have the NBN over the next two years,” Ms Ley said.

“Monthly internet bills are also set to rise under Labor, because their policy costs $8 billion more than the Coalition’s.”

Under Labor’s last mismanaged rollout, just 59 premises in Farrer were able to connect to the nbn. Under the Turnbull Coalition Government, this has increased substantially to 15,238 premises able to connect.

Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield said Labor’s already tried and failed to deliver the NBN.

“Under the Coalition, the NBN is hooking up more than 60,000 homes a month, compared to just 51,000 connections in six years under Labor.

Labor’s last gold plated approach would have added up to $43 a month to internet bills,” Minister Fifield said.

Under the Turnbull Coalition Team, the nbn is rolling out better broadband across Australia in the fastest and most affordable way.

Under the Coalition, the nbn has met every roll out target, it is ahead of schedule and on-budget.



Approx. Premises* Build Commence Date Localities in build group** Technology
3,400 H2-2017 Deniliquin FTTN
500 Q4-2016 Culcairn FTTN
1,100 H2-2017 Finley FTTN
14,300 Q4-2016 Glenroy, Hamilton Valley, Lavington, North Albury, Springdale Heights, Thurgoona, Wirlinga FTTN
1,300 H2-2017 Howlong FTTN
600 Q4-2016 Henty FTTN
700 Q4-2016 Holbrook FTTN
1,400 Q3-2016 Hay, Hay South FTTN
10,600 H2-2017 Broken Hill FTTN
600 Q4-2016 Balranald FTTN
800 H2-2017 Barham, Koondrook FTTN
6,500 Mar-2016 Albury, East Albury, North Albury FTTN
3,060 Q2-2017 Corowa, Rutherglen, Wahgunyah FTTN
1,200 H2-2017 Tocumwal FTTN
800 Q3-2016 Wentworth FTTN